William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin - between the 1860's and the 1870's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 350:

Some years ago I underwent the sorrow of hearing the noblest opera of modern times, Gounod's "Faust," so carved, clipped, and mangled as to be almost unrecognisable. It was, in fact, a mere abridgment of the original work — not only were whole scenes left out, and others amalgamated or fused down into one another, to the utter destruction of the unities, but Niemann (Faust) cut out the second part of " Salve dimora," and Mdlle. Baumgarten (Marguerite) omitted more than half of the jewel song, and a whole verse of the " Ré di Thule." …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 350. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451993169441 accessed: 19 December, 2018

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
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Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1860's and the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:26:09 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:58:37 +0000