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.

cite as

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

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Composer
1840-1893

Listening to

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9th Symphony
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Sir George Henschel

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 17 Jan 2016 18:09:40 +0000
Approved on Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:03:24 +0000