Alexander Mackenzie in Sondershausen - the 1860's

from A Musician's Narrative :

Few lads can have had such exceptional chances of hearing the amount and variety of music as were mine. Considering the number of works with which I became acquainted–some of them, more's the pity, hardly to be revived again–in Opera alone my schooling was extensive. The singing may not have been of the highest excellence (while it compared favourably with that to be heard on many of the more celebrated operatic stages), but ensemble and orchestra playing were as perfect as the artistic conscience could achieve. Our Fürst had a carriage running on rails which conveyed him each evening …   more >>
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431101718227 accessed: 25 October, 2021

location of experience: Sondershausen

Listeners

Alexander Mackenzie
Violinist
1847-1935

Listening to

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The Magic Flute
written by Mozart, Amadeus Mozart
Barbiére
Dinorah
Don Juan
written by Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, Mozart
Fidelio
written by Beethoven, Beethoven
Fra Diavolo
Freischütz
written by Carl Maria von Weber
Gustave
Jean de Paris
Joseph
written by Méhul
La Juive
La dame blanche
written by François-Adrien Boïeldieu
Le maçon
written by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber
Les Huguenots
Lestocq
Masaniello
Nozze di Figaro
written by Mozart, Mozart
Preciosa
Robert le Diable
Seraglio
Zampa
ou Le Bal Masqué
William Tell (opera)
written by Rossini

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 08 May 2015 17:15:18 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:55:27 +0100