Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Russia - the 1870's
from Musings & memories of a musician, page 60:
And it was in Moscow that I first met Tschaikovsky, a most amiable, kind, gentle, modest man, with just that touch of melancholy in his composition which to me seems to be a characteristic of the Russian. I spent a week in Moscow, singing, among other things, in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, in Russian, a language which in my opinion, as regards melodiousness, comes immediately after the Italian. Nicolai Rubinstein conducted an excellent performance, and afterwards he, Tschaikovsky, and I had supper.
Sir George Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 60. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1453054180764 accessed: 23 September, 2017
Listening tohide composers
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
|performed by Sir George Henschel|
|Listening Environment||indoors, in private, in the company of others|