from Musical Memories, pages 125-126:

The 'Christus' oratorio was given at the first concert of the festival at Heidelberg. It lasted three hours and a half and is so long that I would not dare to advise concert managers to try such an adventure. The performance was sublime. It was given in a newly constructed square hall. Cavaille-Coll, who knew acoustics, used to advise the square hall for concerts but nobody would listen to him. Three hundred chorus singers, many from a distance, were supported by an orchestra that was large, but, in my opinion, insufficient to stand up against this mass of voices. Furthermore, the orchestra…   more >>

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Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (), p. 125-126. accessed: 28 May, 2024


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written by Franz Liszt

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Originally submitted by Gill on Sat, 23 May 2015 12:05:06 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:10:19 +0100