Victor Hugo in Paris - mid 19th Century

from Musical Memories, page 32:

This was an excellent occasion for the presentation of my Hymne, as it had been written with the Trocadero in mind. The performance was decided on and Victor Hugo was invited to come and hear it.

The performance was splendid-- a large orchestra, the magnificent organ, eight harps, and eight trumpets sounding their flourishes in the organ loft, and a large chorus for the peroration of such splendor that it was compared to the set pieces at the close of a display of fireworks. The reception and ovation which the crowd gave the great poet, who rarely appeared in public, was …   more >>

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Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (), p. 32. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Victor Hugo
Novelist, Poet

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written by Saint-Saens

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 22 May 2015 15:57:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:42:40 +0100