Carl Riedel et al. in Leipzig - 1868

from Musings & memories of a musician, page 24:

During the first reading rehearsal of the Mastersingers, the so - called "Correctur -Probe," i.e. rehearsal for the sake of correcting eventual mistakes in the parts, the whole orchestra from time to time would break into bursts of laughter at the awful dissonances-- times have changed!-- when suddenly Rietz stopped the orchestra, saying, "Gentlemen, this sounds so well-- there must be something wrong in the parts!" 

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 24. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


Carl Riedel
Composer, Conducting
Georg Henschel
baritone, Composer, Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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The Mastersingers
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time 1868
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:44:20 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:01:56 +0000