Alexander Mackenzie in Leeds - October, 1886

from A Musician's Narrative , page 146:

At the Leeds Festival in October of the same year Sullivan's cantata, The Golden Legend, made the instant and popular appeal it richly deserved. His simple-minded Elsie put both Dvorák's Bohemian saint and my Arab chief into a modest corner. As on the first occasion, despite present-day opinions, I never hear the touching Epilogue (and other portions) without a moistening eye; nor am I in the least ashamed of the fact.
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 146. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432072079264 accessed: 14 June, 2021

location of experience: Leeds

Listeners

Alexander Mackenzie
Violinist
1847-1935

Listening to

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The Golden Legend
written by Arthur Sullivan

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1886
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 19 May 2015 22:47:59 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:07:46 +0000