Amy Fay in Berlin Opera House - March, 1874
from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 306-310:
I went the other evening to the Opera ball I wrote you of in my last...
At ten o'clock everybody had arrived—about two thousand people. The orchestra struck up the Polonaise, and the court descended from the box to make the tour of the floor (i. e., only the members of the royal family with their ladies of honour)...
The orchestra banged away its loudest, and it was quite exciting.
Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 306-310. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425043495910 accessed: 17 September, 2021
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