Richard Wagner in London - March, 1855
from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 184,185:
For instance, the equanimity with which these people listened to the singing of a wearisome duet thirty seconds after the close of the “Eroica” was an altogether new experience for me; everyone assured me that no one was in the least scandalized by it – and the duet was applauded just like the symphony! This by the way” – I placed all my hopes of satisfaction in my dealings with the orchestra, which is very devoted to me, and in the hope of a fine performance for its own sake. In particular I counted very much on being allowed two rehearsals for the next … more >>
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. 184,185. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424692336767 accessed: 5 February, 2023
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Letter from Richard Wagner to Otto Wesendonck, Wagner’s principal backer during his Zurich period, London, March 21, 1855.