Maude V. White in Nevsky Prospect - late 19th Century

from Friends and Memories, pages 351-2:

One day I wandered into a church on the Nevsky Prospect, and there I heard the wonderful effect that can be obtained by a choir of Russian men. To my mind a fine bass or baritone is the most beautiful of all voices, and you certainly hear them to perfection all over Russia. I happened to mention the great beauty of the singing I had just heard in that church to a Russian friend with whom we were dining, and at the same time I mentioned a specially beautiful effect of the organ in conjunction with the voices.

He said, “But there is no organ in that church on …   more >>

cite as

Maude V. White, Friends and Memories (London, 1914), p. 351-2. accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Nevsky Prospect


Maude V. White

Listening to

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male choir performed by Russian male choir

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:54:56 +0000
Approved on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 08:19:48 +0100