Hermann Klein - 1886

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900, pages 148-9:

Mackenzie was less lucky in his second attempt. Again he had the misfortune to be hampered by one of Dr. Hueffer's elephantine librettos. Hence “The Troubadour” with its ghastly climax, wherein the erring heroine is compelled by her husband to drink a goblet filled with the blood of the fascinating Guillem de Cabestanh, proved too much for even those who admired the melodic charm and dramatic power of the music. This was the novelty for 1886.

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Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900 (New York City, 1903), p. 148-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438253717853 accessed: 25 July, 2024


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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The Troubador
written by Alexander Mackenzie
performed by Carl Rosa Opera Company

Experience Information

Date/Time 1886
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:55:18 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:41:26 +0100