Amy Fay in Berlin - February, 1870

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 42-43:

On Saturday night I went for the first time to hear the Berlin Symphony Kapelle. It is composed only of artists, and is the most splendid music imaginable. De Ahna, for instance, is one of the violinists, and he is not far behind Joachim. We have no conception of such an orchestra in America. The Philharmonic of New York approaches it, but is still a long way off. This orchestra is so perfect, and plays with such precision, that you can't realize that there are any performers at all. It is just a great wave of sound that rolls over you as smooth as glass. As the concert halls are much …   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 42-43. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422570439694 accessed: 20 September, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Amy Fay
Pianist
1844-1928

Listening to

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C major symphony
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Berlin Symphony Kapelle
Symphony in B major
written by Beethoven
performed by Berlin Symphony Kapelle

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:27:19 +0000