Berlioz in London - 1855

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 128:

The day when, by request of Prince Albert, he [Richard Wagner] conducted his Overture to Tanhäuser at the Hanover Square Rooms, I had to run a frightful chorus rehearsal at the same time for the New Philharmonic concert that I was to conduct two days later. They were doing the choruses from the first four parts of Roméo and it was so extraordinarily execrable that in spite of Dr. Wilde, who found the whole thing well sung, I ought to have put an end to the horror by suppressing the singing entirely. Despite some actual absences in the orchestra, the first two parts of Roméo went well. In …   more >>
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Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 128. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424651915159 accessed: 9 May, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Berlioz
Composer
1803-1869

Listening to

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Roméo
written by Berlioz
performed by New Philharmonic

Experience Information

Date/Time 1855
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Hector Berlioz to Franz Liszt, London, June 25, 1855.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:38:35 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:42:20 +0000