Alexander Mackenzie in London - 1893

from A Musician's Narrative , page 186:

When the famous Peter Ilitsch came to conduct his Fourth Symphony in '93 he seemed already a spent man, nor did he live very long after his visit; the weak voice, intense nervousness, and exhaustion after rehearsal, plainly indicated failing health. His unaffected modesty, kindly manner and real gratitude for any trifling service rendered, all contributed to the favourable impression made by a lovable man. Truth to tell, Tchaikowsky possessed no gifts as a conductor, and knew it; nevertheless, thanks to the assistance of an attentive and sympathetic orchestra, No. IV scored a complete success.…   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 186. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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Symphony No. 4
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 1893
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 20 May 2015 10:46:33 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:36:24 +0000