Saint-Saens in Paris

from Musical Memories, pages 123-124:

The Dante symphony has not established itself in the repertoires as has the Faust symphony. It was performed for the first time in Paris at a concert I organized and managed at a time when Liszt's works were distrusted. Along with the Dante symphony we had the Andante (Gretchen) 123 from the Faust symphony, the symphonic poem Fest Kloenge, a charming work which is never played now, and still other works. It would be hard to imagine all the opposition I had to overcome in giving that concert. There was the hostility of the public, the ill-will of the Theatre Italien which rented me …   more >>

cite as

Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (1919), p. 123-124. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432378755251 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Saint-Saens
Conducting, Composer, Pianist, Organist
1835-1921

Listening to

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The Dante Symphony
written by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gill on Sat, 23 May 2015 11:59:15 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:06:34 +0100