Alexander Mackenzie in Royal Academy of Music

from A Musician's Narrative , page 235:

It was not easy to be off with the old love as some of us imagined. When the students played Haydn's Farewell Symphony, blew their candles out, and left me alone at the conductor's desk, my few valedictory words were uttered with difficulty–certainly with mixed feelings of sadness and gladness–for here I had already spent the best half of my life, and I almost felt that my appointed services were at an end.
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 235. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Royal Academy of Music


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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Farewell Symphony
written by Haydn

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 20 May 2015 13:04:03 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:27:40 +0000