Alexander Mackenzie in Italy - the 1880's

from A Musician's Narrative , page 99:

On our way to Florence the first music I heard in Italy was Mefistofele (Turin) and Aida (Pisa)–admirable performances in each case. Several subsequent opportunities of rehearsing Boïto's opera were taken in hopes of improving a first-formed opinion of its merits. But the early impression produced by the disconnected scenes and mixture of styles remained unchanged.
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431463048347 accessed: 8 December, 2021

location of experience: Italy

Listeners

Alexander Mackenzie
Violinist
1847-1935

Listening to

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Aida
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Pisa
Mefistofele
written by Arrigo Boito
performed by Turin

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 12 May 2015 21:37:28 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:41:15 +0100