Robert Schumann in Leipzig - at the end of 1845

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 160,161:

You must now be well in the middle of my symphony [Symphony in B flat, op. 38. Mendelssohn was conductor of the Gewandhaus concerts in Leipzig]. Do you still remember the first rehearsal of it in the year 1841 - and the stopped trumpets and horns at the beginning? It sounded as if the orchestra had a cold in its head; I can’t help laughing when I think of it. And now let me thank you for again thinking about my piece and again taking trouble over it. It is with the greatest pleasure that I think of that first evening’s performance. How beautifully it went, better that I have ever heard it …   more >>
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Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 160,161. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424691106122 accessed: 13 June, 2021

location of experience: Leipzig

Listeners

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Symphony in B flat, op. 38
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1845
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Robert Schumann to Felix Mendelssohn, Dresden, October 22, 1845.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:31:46 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:01:46 +0000