in Sassnitz - 17 July, 1876, in the afternoon

from Musings & memories of a musician, pages 120-121:

In the afternoon, the other guests having partly retired to their rooms, partly gone on excursions, Brahms played the accompaniments to some songs for me. Since our arrival this was the first time that he had touched the keyboard and that I had sung. I began with Brahms' "Mainacht," then came a Schubert song, and then Beethoven's cyclus " To the Absent Beloved." When we had ended we were surprised to find that all the adjoining rooms had filled with listeners. Mine host of the Fahrnberg was greatly touched, and thanked Brahms for the …   more >>

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 120-121. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Sassnitz

Listening to

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To the Absent Beloved
written by Beethoven
performed by Johannes Brahms, Georg Henschel
written by Brahms
performed by Johannes Brahms, Georg Henschel

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 July, 1876, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:24:34 +0000
Approved on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:58:33 +0100