Mikhail Glinka in Paris - in the middle of 1845
from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 134:
The papers and notices I sent you will inform you of my Paris debut. Here are a few details. In Berlioz’s third concert, the aria “Spolie Tchistoïe” got a deal of applause. Soloieva started a bit low but soon took hold of herself. My “Lezghinka,” which, as you know, was written for two orchestras and arranged for one, really an enormous one, lost much of its effect and I am not sure whether it was the arrangement or the execution that made it rather unsuccessful. The result did not come up to my nor Berlioz’s expectation. He likes this piece very … more >>
Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 134. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424683736421 accessed: 22 November, 2017
|Date/Time||in the middle of 1845|
|Listening Environment||indoors, in public|
Letter from Mikail Ivanovich Glinka to Nestor Kukolnik, writer, librettist for part of Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila, Paris, April 18, 1845.