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Langgaard concert 1913


Max Fielder, one of the most prominent conductors of his time, led the concert.

Ticket for the concert.

The concert took place in the large Philharmonia Hall in Berlin, and comprised Præludio patetico for organ, which Langgaard had composed for the organ in the Hall, and which he played himself, followed by the tonal picture, Sfinx. After the interval came Symphony No. 1 in B minor, which lasted an hour.

There were 1,000 people in the audience, and the works were given a very positive reception - also in the Danish and German press. On this occasion "I was compared to the great names", wrote Langgaard later. At the same time, however, he had to concede that this honour had been of a "fleeting" nature.

In fact, this concert was the highpoint of Langgaard's career as a composer.