Sophie Augustine Leo in Rue de Richelieu - between at the end of 1817 and in the beginning of 1818

from Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part I, pages 261-262:

Gluck's masterpieces alone held their place in the repertoire of the rue de Richelieu, but it was plain that this contributed more to the convenience of the company than to the pleasure of the public, which apparently found no enjoyment in them. I remember that at these performances the audience might easily have been counted. It consisted almost entirely of those to whom these works brought pleasant memories of departed youth. The aged Gossec, taking his place in the first row of the balcony, was to be seen regularly at the Gluck operas. His genius was highly regarded by …   more >>
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W. Oliver Strunk and Sophie Augustine Leo, Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part I. In The Musical Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr., 1931), volume Vol. 17, No. 2 (April, 1931), p. 261-262. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424689177134 accessed: 1 December, 2021

location of experience: Rue de Richelieu

Listeners

Sophie Augustine Leo
Writer
1795-

Listening to

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Opera
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck, Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode

Experience Information

Date/Time between at the end of 1817 and in the beginning of 1818
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:59:37 +0000