Dame Ethel Mary Smyth in Leipzig - October, 1877

from Impressions That Remained Memoirs, pages 198-199:

[Ethel Smyth writing to her mother in England]

Last night at the Chamber Music (do you remember at Aunt Louisa's that day our discussion about the "Chamber pieces"!) Saint-Saens, the great French composer, who besides that is the greatest player I ever heard, bar Rubinstein (though probably he is not so many-sided if one knew him as well), played - and was called back nine times - and played two encores at the end of all things for the benefit of the Conservatorists, who went utterly wild over him, and (when he was here a month ago) sent him a testimonial!!

cite as

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, Impressions That Remained Memoirs (New York City, 1946), p. 198-199. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438187023129 accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


Dame Ethel Mary Smyth
Composer, Writer

Listening to

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chamber music
written by Saint-Saens
performed by Saint-Saens

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1877
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:23:43 +0100
Approved on Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:18:29 +0100