Sophie Augustine Leo in Paris - mid 19th Century

from Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part II, page 398:

Schubert's influence was as amazing as it was fortunate, for the French had long been subservient to ideas diametrically opposed to his. The depth, the sincerity, the predominant note of melancholy, that mysterious element that makes the Schubert Lieder what they are, that element that may be felt, but not defined, was understood by the French, who occasionally succeeded, surprisingly enough, in performing the songs in a fashion truly overpowering. Nourrit's singing of the Erlk├Ânig, for instance, made a never-to-be-forgotten impression on me.
cite as

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. 398. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425291801529 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Sophie Augustine Leo
Writer
1795-

Listening to

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ErlKing
written by Schubert
performed by Nourrit

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:23:21 +0000