Sophie Augustine Leo in Paris - 1824

from Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part II, page 392:

Since it was not until1824 that Paris I heard Weber's Freischütz, performed by a wretched, makeshift German company at the out­ of-the-way Theatre de l'Odeon, Weber can scarcely be counted among those who were influential in Paris at this time; still, his influence cannot be entirely ignored, for the romanticism that, in those days, had begun to invade every branch of French art and literature, was arousing curiosity and interest and inciting imitation. Despite the imperfect, shall I say distorted presenta­tion that, as intimated, made a recognition of the true value of the Weber …   more >>
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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. 392. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425289253478 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Sophie Augustine Leo
Writer
1795-

Listening to

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Der Freischütz
written by Carl Maria von Weber

Experience Information

Date/Time 1824
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:40:54 +0000