Sophie Augustine Leo in Paris - 1817

from Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part II, pages 398-399:

My only agreeable surprise on arriving in Paris was given me by the violin virtuosos, whose merits were undeniably pre­-eminent. Kreutzer, Boucher, Rode, Lafont, and Baillot all deserve to be numbered among the really great violinists; their supremacy remained unquestioned until the appearance of that unique and imposing figure, Paganini, with his incredible power over his instru­ment and his hearers. Boucher, whose ridiculous bearing bordered on the eccentric, merits the distinction the least, for his idiotic behavior kept his audience in a constant state of apprehension, it appearing …   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. 398-399. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425461364147 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Sophie Augustine Leo
Writer
1795-

Listening to

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unknown violin music
written by Ludwig Spohr
performed by Paganini, Lafont, Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode, Pierre Baillot, Kreutzer, Boucher, Müller brothers

Experience Information

Date/Time 1817
Medium live

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:29:24 +0000