Berlioz - 1855

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 129:

I have returned from my rural excursion; that is, I returned last night. Klindworth was there. He played a delicious and melancholy piece of his and afterwards we sang – he, the two daughters of the house, a young German painter, and I – five-part pieces by Purcell. The ladies seemed to know them like their Bible, but they pleased Klindworth and me only tolerably. The others drank it up like consecrated milk. There is a musical feeling at the bottom of these English organizations, but it is a conservative feeling, religious above all, and anti-passionate.

cite as

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. 129. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424652424027 accessed: 1 July, 2022

Listeners

Berlioz
Composer
1803-1869

Experience Information

Date/Time 1855
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

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


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:47:04 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:45:17 +0000