in USA - January, 1971

from Themes and Conclusions, pages 175-177:

have been listening to the new recording of Pelléas. But the performance is disappointing and will no doubt increase the demand for the old Ansermet album. A non-French-speaking cast imposes too great a handicap, Pelléas being the unique opera in which diction is a decisive element. The diction, here at least, affects not only colour but pitch and rhythm. And while the performance is …   more >>

cite as

Igor Stravinksy, Themes and Conclusions (Queen Square, London, 1972), p. 175-177. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: USA

Listening to

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'Pelléas et Mélisande'
written by Claude Debussy

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1971
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:00:32 +0000
Approved on Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:10:29 +0100