Saint-Saens - late 19th Century

from Musical Memories, page 72:

In this connection let us consider Boris Godounof, for there is a historical drama suited to its music. I saw Boris Godounoj with considerable interest. I heard pleasant and impressive passages, and others less so. In one scene I saw an insignificant friar who suddenly becomes the Emperor in the next scene. One entire act is made up of processions, the ringing of bells, popular songs, and dazzling costumes. In another scene a nurse tells pretty stories to the children in her charge. Then there is a love duet, which is neither introduced nor has any relationship to the …   more >>

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Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (1919), p. 72. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432372690867 accessed: 28 November, 2021

Listeners

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

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Boris Godunov
written by Modest Mussorgsky

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 10:18:11 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:54:12 +0100