Saint-Saens in Paris - mid 19th Century

from Musical Memories, pages 22-23:

We also used to have dramatic recitals which were excellent both for the performers and the audiences as they gave works which were not in the usual repertoire. In these recitals they gave Mehul's Joseph, which had disappeared from the stage for a long time. The beautiful choruses sung by the fresh voices of the pupils made such a success and the whole work was so enthusiastically applauded that it was revived at the Opera-Comique and won back a success which it has never lost.

cite as

Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (1919), p. 22-23. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432305480559 accessed: 18 October, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Saint-Saens
Organist, Composer, Conducting, Pianist
1835-1921

Listening to

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Joseph
written by George Frideric Handel, Etienne Henri Mehul
performed by Students of The Paris Conservatoire

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 22 May 2015 15:38:00 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:32:13 +0100