Saint-Saens - May, 1907

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, pages 270-1:

We were entertained at a grand banquet at the Sorbonne in the evening, which was attended also by the British Ambassador and M. Briand. I had the pleasure of sitting beside Dr. Saint-Saens, who, in spite of his years, bore himself with sparkling vivacity, and was one of the lions of the occasion. There were numerous toasts and speeches. The banquet fittingly concluded with a concert given in the Great Hall of the College, when, under the direction of M. Gabriel Pierne, the fine Colonne Orchestra was heard in a well-chosen selection, and artists from the Opera-Comique sang. A feature of the …   more >>

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Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (1919), p. 270-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433092717054 accessed: 28 November, 2021

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Fantasia for Pianoforte
written by Saint-Saens
performed by Saint-Saens, l'Orchestre Colonne
Gavotte
written by Lulli, Bach, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by l'Orchestre Colonne
March Hongroise
written by Berlioz
performed by Saint-Saens
Menuet
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by l'Orchestre Colonne
Rigaudon
written by Dardanus
performed by l'Orchestre Colonne
Songs performed by Singers of the Opera-comique

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1907
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sun, 31 May 2015 18:18:37 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:04:41 +0000