Saint-Saens in Saint-Eustache

from Musical Memories, pages 136-137:

I shall never forget the impression this Tuba Mirum made on me when I first heard it at St.Eustache under Berlioz's own direction. It amounted to an absolute neglect of the author's directions. The beginning of the work is marked moderate, later, as the brass comes in, the movement is quickened and becomes andante maestro. Most of the time the moderato was interpreted as an allegro, and the andante maestro as a simple moderato.
cite as

Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (1919), p. 136-137. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432545852784 accessed: 2 December, 2021

location of experience: Saint-Eustache

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Requiem
written by Pittoni, Giuseppe Verdi, Berlioz, Mozart

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 25 May 2015 10:24:12 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:30:23 +0100