Lowell Mason in Berlin - early April, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 99:

An excellent military band plays daily at eleven o’clock. It contains about sixty instruments, and we were truly glad to see that the use of the old-fashioned military band instruments is continued. Here were Oboi, Faggotti, Clarinetti, Corni, as well as all the modern brass instruments. The band usually play an overture and one or two smaller pieces daily, at the hour above mentioned; and in its performances, it is sufficient to say, that the characteristics of good orchestral playing are carefully observed.

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448312968013 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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military band

Experience Information

Date/Time early April, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:09:29 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:50:19 +0000