Emmanuel Chabrier - 1886

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 271:

In the meantime the Oberon opening chorus in F, which I heard a Boulogne municipal band do yesterday, more or less well, is simple and naïve eternal. They never will make that old-hat. On the whole it is the form of the opera libretto that is outdated. Since Meyerbeer we always use the same libretto. It’s irritating, you want something else. On the other hand, a musical conversation that goes on during four acts, the sort of thing they’re rooting for nowadays, results in desperate monotony. You have three characters; each one has a characteristic motif – March! With three motifs …   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. 271. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424769222369 accessed: 29 May, 2024

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Emmanuel Chabrier
Composer, Pianist
1841-1894

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Oberon opening chorus in F performed by Boulogne municipal band

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Date/Time 1886
Medium live

Notes

Letter from Emmanuel Chabrier to Costallat, 1886.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:13:42 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:23:59 +0000