Alexander Mackenzie in Royal Albert Hall - 1885

from A Musician's Narrative , pages 131-132:

The course of the Sulamite's true love was not running smoothly. Her next appearance, at the Albert Hall during the winter of 1885 under the guidance of Mr. Joseph Barnby, brought important consequences with it. Without doubt the choral and orchestral demands had been–as the popular conductor afterwards admitted to me–underestimated; nor was the selection of the principal soprano a happy one for the part. The general result therefore was so unfavourable that unfulfilled expectations caused the performance to be freely condemned.
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 131-132. accessed: 20 March, 2023

location of experience: Royal Albert Hall


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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The Rose of Sharon
written by Alexander Mackenzie
performed by Sir Joseph Barnby

Experience Information

Date/Time 1885
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 18 May 2015 20:45:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:38:19 +0100