Alexander Mackenzie in London

from A Musician's Narrative , page 242:

I had to conduct a full orchestra on one occasion at St. Paul's, and at the rehearsal the brass sounded like nothing earthly; while the horns, in particular, provided a series of agonizing aural stabs. At the following day's performance I could only get through the piece by automatically following the first violins and totally ignoring the blatant chaos produced by the orchestra. Nor was my anxiety relieved when during a choral rehearsal at the R.A.M. the male voices treated me to similar, though somewhat less painful, effects. The phenomenon lasted for several weeks; in time, however, my …   more >>
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 242. accessed: 19 May, 2022

location of experience: London


Alexander Mackenzie

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 20 May 2015 13:19:56 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:26:47 +0000