Lowell Mason in Leipzig - 12 March, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 58-9:

The second part consisted of the “Sinfonie in C minor, by L. Von Beethoven” What a symphonie this is! We have often heard it, and it is well known in America. We will not attempt a description; we listened with intense interest to the whole of it, hardly daring to breathe in the piano and not having the power to do so in the forte passages. Is it strange then, that, whether “in the body or out of the body” at its close, we should not be able to tell?

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/1448282044001 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Symphony No. 5 in C minor op.67
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:34:04 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:21:15 +0000