Berlioz in Vienna - December, the 1800's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 2:

I well remember the enthusiasm to which Hector Berlioz gave expression a propos of what he termed the "splendid self-abnegation" displayed with respect to the rehearsals of his Damnation de Faust by the executant members of the Musik-Verein, who, day after day and evening after evening, at the coldest time of the year, in Vienna— the week before Christmastide — sate "repeating" his numbers for four and five hours at a stretch.

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444079378240 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Berlioz
Composer
1803-1869

Listening to

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Damnation of Faust
written by Berlioz
performed by Vienna Music Union orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time December, the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:09:38 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:18:03 +0000