Robert Schumann in Scala Theatre - 1829

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 153:

I returned from my tour in Switzerland and Italy a fortnight ago, poorer by a few napoleons, but richer by my increased knowledge of the world and a store of precious memories. I declare you can have no notion of Italian music until you have heard it under the Italian skies which called it into being. How often did I think of you in the Scala Theatre at Milan! How charmed I was with Rossini, or rather with Pastas’s interpretation! I leave her name unqualified to show my respect - I might say, my adoration. In the Leipzig concert-room I sometimes experienced a thrill of awe in the presence of…   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. 153. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424685345425 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Scala Theatre

Listeners

Listening to

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Work (s) by Gioachino Rossini
written by Rossini
performed by Giuditta Pasta

Experience Information

Date/Time 1829
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Robert Schumann to Friedrich Wieck, Schumann’s former piano-teacher and his future father-in-law, Heidbelberg, November 6, 1829.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:55:45 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:00:53 +0000