Gioachino Rossini in Paris - the 1800's

from Musical Memories, pages 204-205:

"You have written a duet for a flute and clarinet for Dorus and Leroy. Won't you ask them to play it at one of my evenings?" The two great artists did not have to be urged. Then an unheard of thing happened. As he never had a written programme on such occasions, Rossini managed so that they believed that the duet was his own. It is easy to imagine the success of the piece under these conditions. When the encore was over, Rossini took me to the dining-room and made me sit near him, holding me by the hand so that I could not get away. A procession of fawning admirers passed in front of him. Ah! …   more >>
cite as

Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (1919), p. 204-205. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432722843682 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Gioachino Rossini
Composer
1792-1868

Listening to

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Duet for Flute and Clarinet
written by Saint-Saens
performed by Adolphe Leroy, Louis Dorus

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 27 May 2015 11:34:03 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:06:04 +0100