Alexander Mackenzie in Edinburgh - some day at 00:00:00

from A Musician's Narrative , page 91:

An engagement as conductor of the Glasgow Choral Union concerts which Bülow had unexpectedly accepted brought us closer together in the winter of 1877. When the orchestra visited Edinburgh every week I was under orders to join him at meals before and after each performance. An exciting time was provided for all concerned, as these exceptionally brilliant efforts were wrung from an orchestra unaccustomed either to the strict discipline or the exacting demands made by a conductor whose sarcastic sallies spared none. The scenes enacted at rehearsals verged on the grotesque; but the redoubtable …   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 91. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Edinburgh


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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unspecified orchestral music
written by J. Strauss, Offenbach, Franz Schubert, Delius, Brahms, Paul Dukas, Pierre Boulez, Richard Strauss, Mozart
performed by Hans Bülow

Experience Information

Date/Time some day at 00:00:00
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 12 May 2015 20:27:10 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:42:05 +0100