Denis Matthews in Poland - 1960

from In Pursuit of Music, page 155:

Whenever possible I went to the opera, seldom startling by way of standards; but the point is that there were opera-houses in abundance, just as there were Filharmonias.  The repertoire was strangely conservative – Puccini, middle Verdi, and early Wagner – but I heard some Polish classics like Moniuszko’s Halka, and also Delibes’s Lakmé, which contains much charming music besides the Bell Song.     

cite as

Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 155. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1477688587648 accessed: 1 December, 2021

location of experience: Poland

Listeners

Denis Matthews
Broadcaster, Musicologist, Pianist
1919-1988

Listening to

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Unspecified operas
written by Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Giacomo Puccini
Lakmé
written by Léo Delibes
Halka
written by Stanislaw Moniuszko

Experience Information

Date/Time 1960
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:03:07 +0100
Approved on Wed, 17 May 2017 08:31:29 +0100