Richard Wagner in Lucerne - 22 May, 1869

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 309-310:

In the year 1869, Wagner was staying at Lucerne, busy with the composition of his famous Tetralogy. His Bavarian Majesty, desiring to give the Saxon Master a birthday treat such as would delight his soul, specially engaged the famous French stringed quartet (Messrs. Maurin, Colblain, Mas, and Chevillard) which at that time enjoyed the reputation of interpreting Beethoven's three last quatuors with supreme intelligence and felicity. Early in the morning of the 22nd May, Wagner's natal day, these executants were introduced into the composer's house, by …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 309-310. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Lucerne


Richard Wagner
Theatre director, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Posthumous Quartets
written by Beethoven
performed by Messrs. Maurin Colblain, Mas, and Chevillard

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 May, 1869
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 22:21:23 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:14:02 +0000