Alexander Mackenzie in Winnipeg - 1903

from A Musician's Narrative , page 212:

On the first evening the only work by a foreign composer admitted to our programme was given by special request–Elijah. That Mendelssohn's masterpiece still awaited a premiere anywhere in 1903, and that I should be privileged to conduct it both amazed and gratified me. Upwards of 2,000 attended that concert, and among the audience at the succeeding matinée were 1,000 school children from whom our efforts seemed to meet with approbation. Some of them nudged each other whenever Miss Ethel Wood indulged in a flight into the upper register, and become positively apoplectic with suppressed glee …   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 212. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Winnipeg


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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written by Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time 1903
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 20 May 2015 12:14:39 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:29:05 +0000