Emmanuel Chabrier - 1886

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 272,273:

Do you want to know something? They don’t believe in their own music. They think it’s put together well, modern, but they are the first to be bored stiff by it. But of course they have to do it that way or pay the penalty of being pretentious, like that damned Weber or that old dolt of a Father Beethoven! / Hypothesis: if one of them could, oh so reluctantly, write a Freischütz Overture some fine morning, he wouldn’t dare show it. The fact is it’s lousy with melody. Damned if I know where Weber’s mind was that day. What’s good about it? I can hear …   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. 272,273. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424769495821 accessed: 14 June, 2021

Listeners

Emmanuel Chabrier
Composer, Pianist
1841-1894

Listening to

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Overture to Der Freischutz
written by Mengelberg, Carl Maria von Weber
Overture to Oberon
written by Carl Maria von Weber
Les Huguenots
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer

Experience Information

Date/Time 1886

Notes

Letter from Emmanuel Chabrier to Costallat, 1886.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:18:15 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:26:58 +0000