Saint-Saens in Paris

from Musical Memories, pages 276-277:

Gustave Dore was also said to be famous on the violin, and his claims to consideration were far from inconsiderable. He had acquired a valuable instrument, on which he used to play Berlioz's Concertos with a really extraordinary facility and spirit. These superficial works were enough for his musical powers. The surprising things about his execution was that he never worked at it. If he could not get a thing at once, he gave it up for good and all.
cite as

Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (1919), p. 276-277. accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris


Conducting, Composer, Pianist, Organist

Listening to

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Berlioz Violin Concertos
written by Hector Berlioz
performed by Gustave Doré

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 28 May 2015 10:58:37 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:13:16 +0100