Hermann Klein in The Crystal Palace - 1877

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900, page 95:

In addition to the events already recorded, there belong to the years 1877 and 1879 some experiences which, for me at least, will ever be replete with interest. In the earlier year I heard for the first time Anton Rubinstein and Pablo Sarasate, and witnessed the debuts of Etelka Grerster and Gayarre. With the exception of a brief visit in 1876, Rubinstein had not been in London for seven or eight years. I now heard him at the Philharmonic, at the Crystal Palace (where I saw him conduct— with all the “extra" movements included— his grandiose but interminable “Ocean” symphony), and at some recitals at St. James's Hall. He was then in his forty-eighth year, and had attained the fullest measure of his extraordinary powers.

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Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900 (New York City, 1903), p. 95. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438247270881 accessed: 10 December, 2023

location of experience: The Crystal Palace


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Symphony No. 2 'Ocean'
written by Anton Rubinstein
performed by Anton Rubinstein, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:07:52 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:22:43 +0100