Lowell Mason in Leipzig - 12 March, 1852, at night

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 58-9:

A rich programme was presented this evening. The concert opened with an overture which is a great favorite here, and often played in public, though I have not heard it in America,— “Iphigene in Aulis,” by Gluck. It is a charming overture, and any one’s musical reputation might safely rest on the production of a single piece like this. Its subjects are at once natural and beautiful, and they are always treated in a most masterly manner; with elaborateness it is always intelligible, and with copiousness it is never diffuse. There is no departing from the main topic of …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 58-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448281888079 accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Iphigenie in Aulis Overture
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Concerto for two Claviers
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
written by Luigi Cherubini

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 March, 1852, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:31:28 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:19:59 +0000