Hermann Klein in Philharmonic, London - 1879

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 170,173:

Orthodox musicians considered...[Saint-Saens]...eccentric ; more modern thinkers admired his mixture of Teutonic severity with the ultra-saccharine melodiousness of Gounod. Both parties agreed to recognize in the then organist of the Paris Madeleine (a post held by Saint-Saens from 1858 until 1877) a musician of prodigious talent, endowed with a versatility that enabled him to shine in every branch of his art, and possessed of a mastery of technique that could adapt itself to whatsoever style he might for the moment choose to exploit. He was as brilliant a …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 170,173. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439301474796 accessed: 6 June, 2023

location of experience: Philharmonic, London


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Concerto in G minor
written by Saint-Saens
performed by Saint-Saens

Experience Information

Date/Time 1879
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:57:54 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:16:51 +0000