Alexander Mackenzie in Scotland - late 19th Century

from A Musician's Narrative , page 80:

The astounding impression made upon me on hearing Anton Rubinstein for the first time is difficult of description. When he rose after completing the first part of the programme, I fully expected him to leave the platform with the Erard grand tucked under his arm, like any violinist. His own (unwritten) arrangement of the Overture to Egmont and the Sonata Appassionata were performances the like of which I have never heard since. His Bach gave me less pleasure, for he adhered to an obstinate conviction that the grand old master's works should be played without nuance or expression of any kind, …   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 80. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431119256291 accessed: 19 May, 2022

location of experience: Scotland

Listeners

Alexander Mackenzie
Violinist
1847-1935

Listening to

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Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57
written by Ludwig van Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 08 May 2015 22:07:36 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:43:15 +0100