Sophie Augustine Leo in Paris - the 1830's
Almost fifteen years ago I happened to attend a concert at the well-known Salle Erard in the rue du Mail. The greater part of the audience consisted of cultivated people, many of them practical musicians. First a Beethoven trio was played, then one by Pixis. On the printed programs the composers' names had been inadvertently interchanged, the Beethoven trio appearing as by Pixis, and vice versa.
What happened? - Beethoven, taken for Pixis, was heard in quiet indifference; Pixis, taken for Beethoven, was noisily applauded.
Sophie Augustine Leo and W. Oliver Strunk, Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part II. In The Musical Quarterly, volume Vol. 32, No. 2 (April, 1946), p. 391. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425288564563 accessed: 25 September, 2017
location of experience: Paris
Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:29:25 +0000