Édouard Lalo in Paris - 27 October, 1878

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 211,212:

Today I am writing to you in a state of inexpressible stupefaction! The reason is Brahms’s Second Symphony in D. I read it through yesterday morning and I heard it the same day at the Concert Populaire. And this is the man whom some rank above, and others beside, Schumann! Schumann, the great poet, powerful, inspired, whose every note is individual – and the author of the Second Symphony in D – it’s absolutely grotesque. / Brahms is a second-rate mind. He has dug up every corner in modern harmony and counterpoint - that’s his only importance. He is not a born …   more >>

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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. 211,212. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424694826250 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Édouard Lalo
Composer
1823-1892

Listening to

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Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73
written by Johannes Brahms
Symphony in G minor
written by Saint-Saens

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 October, 1878
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Édouard Lalo to Pablo de Sarasate, Paris, October 28, 1878.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:33:46 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:15:59 +0000