Hermann Klein in Kingdom of Bohemia

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 168-169:

I had now (1871) a great ambition to write an opera. I found a libretto entitled 'König und Köhler' (King and Collier) and set to work upon it. In due time I submitted the score to the manager of the National Theatre, who ordered it to be tried at rehearsal. I confess it was very Wagnerian. I had heard 'Die Meistersinger,' and the new influence was very strong upon me. My music was horribly difficult. At the piano rehearsals the singers could make little of it; with the chorus it was still worse - infinitely more difficult, they said, than Wagner. …   more >>

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Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 168-169. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439300752603 accessed: 24 May, 2022

location of experience: Kingdom of Bohemia


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

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König und Köhler
written by Antonín Dvorák

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Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:45:52 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:15:48 +0000