Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakow in Vienna - between at the end of 19th Century and in the beginning of 20th Century

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 280,281:

I am glad you are hearing Chaliapin, whom you like so much, but he does not have a suitable ensemble in the Summer Opera Company. When Die Meistersinger was produced in Vienna, as I wrote you, there was no Chaliapin, but they had an ensemble that made me both happy and envious. If only once I could hear one of my operatic works done by such an ensemble! That the orchestra was good was not surprising, but it was amazing that everything that took place on the stage was so well planned and integrated that it seemed like the easiest job in the world. Actually it is extremely difficult and …   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. 280,281. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424770352605 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Listening to

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The Mastersingers
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time between at the end of 19th Century and in the beginning of 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov to Vladimir Vasilyevich Stasov, Riva, Lake Garda, Austria, July 5, 1906.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:32:32 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:28:08 +0000