Alexander Mackenzie in Birmingham - 1885

from A Musician's Narrative , page 132:

Sarasota's approval and acceptance of my Violin Concerto had now to be secured, and to it I owe the beginning of a friendship which lasted until his death in 1907. His MS. part propped up on the mantelpiece, we ploughed through the first reading with few stoppages. "Je suis myope," was his only excuse for crying a halt, sight-reading being amazing and technical difficulties non-existent.
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 132. accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Birmingham


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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Violin Concerto
written by Beethoven, Alexander Mackenzie
performed by Pablo de Sarasate

Experience Information

Date/Time 1885
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 18 May 2015 20:50:36 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:38:07 +0100