Saint-Saens in Paris

from Musical Memories, pages 197-198:

Among the things we heard at that time and which we never hear now I must note especially Berlioz's Corsaire and King Lear. His name is so much beloved by the present day public that this neglect is both unjust and unjustifiable. The great man himself came to the Societe St. Cecile one day to conduct his L'Enfance du Christ which he had just written or rather La Fuite en Egypt which was the only part of the work that was in existence then. He composed the rest of it afterwards. I remember perfectly the performances which the great man directed. They were lively and spirited rather than …   more >>
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Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (), p. 197-198. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Organist, Composer, Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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L'enfance du Christ
written by Berlioz
performed by Societe St. Cecile
La Fuite en Egypt
written by Berlioz
performed by Societe St. Cecile

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 27 May 2015 11:24:57 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:04:16 +0100