Saint-Saens - the 1800's

from Musical Memories, page 90:

One day I was walking in a garden. There was a bandstand and musicians were playing some sort of music. The crowd was indifferent and passed by talking without paying the slightest attention. Suddenly there sounded the first notes of the delightful andante of Beethoven's Symphony in D -- a flower of spring with a delicate perfume. At the first notes all walking and talking stopped. And the crowd stood motionless and in an almost religious silence as it listened to the marvel. When the piece was over, I went out of the garden, and near the entrance I heard one of the …   more >>

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Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (1919), p. 90. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432373242151 accessed: 7 April, 2020

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Symphony in D - andante
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Sat, 23 May 2015 10:27:22 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:59:31 +0100