Max Reger in Wiesbaden - in the middle of 1891

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 334:

Cavalleria Rusticana! It has been performed here three times and has been a great success, of course. But believe, it will not have a long run and the second opera will not materialize. We’ll see whether I’m right. It is a tragic operetta, very humdrum and even more pompous. / I don’t think that the more intelligent audience will be fooled very long. Really, in our Wagner-impregnated atmosphere with chromatics and enharmonics for oxygen, it isn’t surprising that suddenly a piece with melody (though its melodious character may be somewhat questionable) should take hold – only to …   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. 334. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424773002830 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Wiesbaden

Listeners

Max Reger
Academic Teacher, Organist, Composer, Conducting […]
1873-1916

Listening to

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Cavalleria Rusticana
written by Pietro Mascagni

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1891
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Max Reger to Adalbert Lindner, Wiesbaden, June 6, 1891.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:16:42 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:38:35 +0000