Lowell Mason in Leipzig - 20 February, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 43-44:

The next evening (20th February), I attended one of the cheap, eating, drinking, smoking, talking, sitting-round-the-table, wearing-hat, &c., &c., &c., Concerts. The Orchestra numbered about thirty performers. It was really a fine Orchestra, though it appeared feeble in strings, (having only four violins on a part,) after listening to the Gewandhaus band. Beethoven’s Sym. No. 7, was played, and also Weber’s Overture to Oberon — with other music, including a very excellent new overture (manuscript) by W. Herfuth. The contrast was really a very excellent…   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 43-40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448279813455 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Leipzig

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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Overture
written by W. Herfuth
Oberon Overture
written by Carl Maria von Weber
Symphony No. 7
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 February, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:56:53 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:05:10 +0000