Alexander Mackenzie in Paris - the 1860's

from A Musician's Narrative , page 67:

Meyerbeer's L'Africaine (another revival) afforded me far greater enjoyment, the performance being an admirable one and the famous turning of the huge ship by the steersman a fine bit of stage engineering. That master's unfairly decried works, in spite of obvious weaknesses, have always had a warm corner in my affections. In the art of instrumentation, if in naught else, he taught us much more than is now acknowledged.
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 67. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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written by Giacomo Meyerbeer

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 08 May 2015 21:32:18 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:43:56 +0100