Hugh Reginald Haweis - 24 July, 1883

from My Musical Life, page 472:

The smell of pine-woods in July ! The long avenue outside the city of Bayreuth, that leads straight up the hill, crowned by the Wanner Theatre, a noble structure architecturally admirable severe, simple, but exactly adapted to its purpose .... I join the stream of pilgrims, some in carriages, others on foot. As we approach, a clear blast of trombones and brass from the terrace in front of the grand entrance, plays out the Grail "motive” It is the well-known signal there is no time to be lost. I enter at the prescribed door, and find myself close to my appointed place. Everyone such is the admirable arrangement seems to do likewise. In a few minutes about one thousand persons are seated without confusion. The theatre is darkened, the foot-lights are lowered, the prelude begins.

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Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 472. accessed: 27 May, 2024


Hugh Reginald Haweis
Cleric, Writer

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written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 July, 1883
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:03:18 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:34:55 +0100