Alexander Mackenzie in Birmingham - the 1880's

from A Musician's Narrative , page 133:

A very much more cultured musician than some of those who dubbed him "Prima Donna" were capable of judging, his favourite recreation was chamber music and quartet playing; but, aware of limitations and his own metier, these pleasures were mostly reserved for private enjoyment. In my opinion, Sarasate left a deeper mark upon violin playing than any other performer of his day. The more laboured style of the North German school at times provoked gentle ridicule from one whose outstanding qualities were an entire absence of effort, a fascinating natural grace, and unfailing certitude of …   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 133. accessed: 22 February, 2024

location of experience: Birmingham


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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violin music
written by Giovanni Giornovichi
performed by Pablo de Sarasate

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 18 May 2015 20:55:59 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:19:30 +0000