Jouvin - late 19th Century

from Musical Memories, pages 43-44:

As there was no time to look for another dancer that season du Locle, to keep me patient, had me write with Louis Gallet La Princesse Jaune, with which I made my debut on the stage. I was thirty-five ! This harmless little work was received with the fiercest hostility. "It is impossible to tell," wrote Jouvin, a much feared critic of the time, "in what key or in what time the overture is written." And to show me how utterly wrong I was, he told me that the public was "a compound of angles and shadows." His prose was certainly more obscure than my music.

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Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (), p. 43-44. accessed: 4 October, 2023


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La Princesse Jaune
written by Saint-Saens, Louis Gallet

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Sat, 23 May 2015 10:02:31 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:49:28 +0100