Hermann Klein in Norwich - late 19th Century

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 13-14:

ONE of the proudest moments that I can recall in my early Norwich life was my 
being presented to Mr. (afterward Sir) Julius Benedict, who officiated as
conductor of the festivals from 1842 until 1878, when he was succeeded by the
present conductor, Mr. Alberto Randegger. By the light of subsequent experience,
I learned to realize that Benedict was one of the worst conductors who ever held
a baton. His head was invariably buried in his score; his arms were ever
uplifted, as though seeking a higher level than the shoulder-joints naturally
permitted. …   more >>
cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 13-14. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438870615350 accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Norwich


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:16:55 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:56:33 +0000