Saint-Saens - mid 19th Century
from Musical Memories, pages 7-8:
About that time some one had the notion that I should hear an orchestra. So they took me to a symphony concert and my mother held me in her arms near the door. Until then I had only heard single violins and their tone had not pleased me. But the impression of the orchestra was entirely different and I listened with delight to a passage played by a quartet, when, suddenly, came a blast from the brass instruments the trumpets, trombones and cymbals. I broke into loud cries, "Make them stop. They prevent my hearing the music." They had to take me out.
Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (1919), p. 7-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432295361459 accessed: 26 September, 2022
Listening tohide composers
|Date/Time||mid 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|