Hermann Klein in Leeds - 1886

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 195-197:

[There] were scores over which he lingered tenderly and long, as over a true "labor of love." One of these was "The Golden Legend." He showed it to me during one of our Sunday chats, and pointed with pride to what he hoped would be some novel effects in the prologue the wailing "diminished" chords for the violins, the exulting clang of the bells, the blare of the brass instruments, the poignant cry, "Oh, we cannot!" uttered by the disappointed demons, and, lastly, the contrast when the organ comes in and the monks chant their grand hymn in broad unison. Novel, …   more >>

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Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 195-197. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439490147925 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Leeds


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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The Golden Legend
written by Arthur Sullivan

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:22:28 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:30:30 +0000