Dr William Spark in Berlin - in the middle of 1870

from Musical Reminiscences Past and Present, page 6:



After the opera, which commenced at six, and terminated at eight o’clock, there was a concert in the gardens. The programme included Weber’s Overtures, “The Jubilee,” and “ Der Freischiitz ; ” the so-called “ Meditation ” by Bach and Gounod, operatic selections, and some pretty waltzes by Strauss. The orchestra included two harps. Amongst the most attentive of the listeners were a number of Prussian officers, splendid fellows, many of whom have, I fear, since paid the penalty which a ruthless war can inflict.

cite as

Dr William Spark, Musical Reminiscences Past and Present (1892), p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1465388911272 accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Dr William Spark
Composer, Organist, Teacher

Listening to

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Orchestral and operatic works
written by Strauss, Weber, Charles Gounod, Bach
performed by unknown orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:28:31 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:46:14 +0100