Georg Henschel in Bayreuth, Germany - August, 1876

from Musings and Memories of a Musician, pages 135-136:

The moment, however, you entered the theatre, you seemed transformed. Frivolity was left outside. Quietly the people took their seats, and what little there had been of subdued talking was hushed into a solemn silence just before the commencement of the music.

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Georg Henschel, Musings and Memories of a Musician (London, 1918), p. 135-136. accessed: 18 September, 2018

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location of experience: Bayreuth, Germany


Georg Henschel
Conducting, Composer, Pianist, baritone

Listening to

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Ring of the Nibelungen
written by Wagner
performed by Albert Niemann, Heinrich Vogl, Franz Betz, Max Schlosser, Amalie Friedrich Materna, Eugen Gura, Georg Unger

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1876
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public


Henschel was present at the first complete performance of Wagner's Ring cycle in Bayreuth.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:49:40 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:52:54 +0000