Wilhelm Ganz - 1904

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 327-8:

Things have moved very rapidly of late years. It was only in 1904, I remember, when Massenet's opera Herodiade was given at Covent Garden for Madame Calve, that the management were compelled by the Censor to change the title of the opera. The title chosen was Salome, as likely to give less offence to public prejudice! Herod was renamed Moriame, roi d'Ethiope, and Herodias was also renamed. But it was difficult to make the illusion complete. In the scene in the Temple the seven-branched candlestick was seen, and Madame Calve led a procession of girls carrying palms and singing " Hosanna." …   more >>

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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 327-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436519953118 accessed: 26 April, 2019

Listeners

Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher
1833-1914

Listening to

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Herodiade
written by Jules Massenet
performed by Emma Calve

Experience Information

Date/Time 1904
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:19:13 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:13:58 +0000