Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky in Vienna - at the end of 1877

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 250,251:

I think that the French are now coming to the fore. They have many new and fine talents. Recently I heard Delibes’s very skilful music – in its own style – for the ballet Sylvia. I became acquainted with this music in the pianoforte arrangement some time ago, but the splendid performance of it by the Vienna orchestra quite fascinated me, especially the first part. Swan Lake is poor stuff compared with Sylvia. Nothing during the last few years has charmed me as much as Carmen and Delibe’s ballet.
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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. 250,251. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424696484661 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Composer
1840-1893

Listening to

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Delibes’s music for the ballet Sylvia
written by Léo Delibes
performed by Vienna orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1877
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck, an admirer of Tchaikovsky who granted him an annuity for thirteen years, Vienna, 7 December 1877.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:01:24 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:19:09 +0000