Pau Casals in Russia - 1917

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, pages 122,123:

I remember in particular one experience with Rimski-Korsakov. It happened in St. Petersburg when Siloti took me to a performance of one of Rimski-Korsakov’s operas at the Maryinsky Theater. During the intermission after the first act, Glazunov – he had been a pupil of Rimski-Korsakov – came to me, “I’ve just been talking with Nikolai Andreevich, and he’s nervous because you’re here. He’s afraid you won’t like the music.” Imagine the modesty of the man! He was then in his sixties and at the height of his career, and I was not yet …   more >>

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Pau Casals and Albert Kahn, and (ed.), Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn. In British library (London, 1970), p. 122,123. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424560209235 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Pau Casals
Conducting, Cello player
1876-1973

Listening to

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Rimsky-Korsakov's Opera
written by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

Experience Information

Date/Time 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 23:10:09 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:11:00 +0000