Alexander Mackenzie in Paris - the 1860's

from A Musician's Narrative, page 67:

Meyerbeer's L'Africaine (another revival) afforded me far greater enjoyment, the performance being an admirable one and the famous turning of the huge ship by the steersman a fine bit of stage engineering. That master's unfairly decried works, in spite of obvious weaknesses, have always had a warm corner in my affections. In the art of instrumentation, if in naught else, he taught us much more than is now acknowledged.
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 67. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431117137909 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Alexander Mackenzie
Violinist
1847-1935

Listening to

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L'Africaine
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 08 May 2015 21:32:18 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:43:56 +0100