Saint-Saens

from Musical Memories, page 232:

The beautiful "progression" of the exorcism in the fourth act of Le Prophete was not accepted without some difficulty. I can still see Gounod seated at a piano singing the debated passage and trying to convince a group of recalcitrant listeners of its beauty.
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Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (1919), p. 232. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432739677518 accessed: 28 November, 2021

Listeners

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

Listening to

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The exorcism in the fourth act of Le Prophete
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Charles Gounod

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 27 May 2015 16:14:37 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:08:58 +0100