Georg Henschel in Wrocław - the 1850's

from Musings & memories of a musician, pages 12-13:

Indeed he [Dr. Leopold Damrosch] was an enthusiastic apostle of what was then called " Zukunftsmusik " (Music of the Future), and one of the early champions of Liszt and Wagner. At these concerts the Soprano Soli were frequently sung by Dr. Damrosch's beautiful wife, Helene von Heimburg, a singer of rare accomplishments, and gifted with a most sympathetic voice. Her singing, for instance, of the part of "Die Jungfrau" in Schumann's Paradise and Peri still lingers in my memory, as I am sure it does in that of all who had the good …   more >>

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Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 12-13. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Wrocław


Georg Henschel
baritone, Composer, Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Paradise and the Peri
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Helene von Heimburg

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 07 Jan 2016 20:14:57 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:27:21 +0000