André Maugars in France - mid 17th Century

from The Violoncello and Its History, page 14:

It was told me they acknowledged that I played very well alone, and that they had never heard such harmonised viola playing, but they doubted if I were capable of extemporising a theme and playing variations on it. You know, sir, that in this I am not a little successful. The same words had been told me on the eve of St. Louis’ day in the French church, while I was listening to the fine music then being performed there. This determined me on the next day, excited thereto by the name of Saint Louis, as well as for the honour of the nation and the thirty-three cardinals who were present and …   more >>
cite as

Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski, The Violoncello and Its History (London, 1894), p. 14. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: France


André Maugars

Listening to

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fine music in a french church

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 17th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mdaquin on Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:08:01 +0000