Mira Matthews et al. in Teatro La Fenice, Venice, and Milan - 3 September, 1949

from In Pursuit of Music, pages 128-129:

We had seats on the stage behind the orchestra, not ideal for sound, but giving us a splendid opportunity of seeing those sparing eloquent gestures that were always the very antithesis of the methods of most other precision-bound conductors.  It was uncomfortably hot, and the audience was one of those notoriously noisy Italian ones quite inappropriate to the type of music-making that was taking place, except that everyone was silenced by the breath-taking string crescendos in Cherubini’s Anakreon overture (a piece that …   more >>

cite as

Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 128-129. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1477589033998 accessed: 18 August, 2022

location of experience: Teatro La Fenice, Venice, and Milan

Listeners

Denis Matthews
Broadcaster, Musicologist, Pianist
1919-1988

Listening to

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Don Juan
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Unnamed symphony orchestra, Arturo Toscanini
Overture to Anakreon
written by Cherubini
performed by Unnamed symphony orchestra, Arturo Toscanini
Les Eolides
written by César Franck
performed by Unnamed symphony orchestra, Arturo Toscanini
Vltava
written by Bedřich Smetana
performed by Unnamed symphony orchestra, Arturo Toscanini
Overture 'Zur Weihe des Hauses'
written by Beethoven
performed by Unnamed symphony orchestra, Arturo Toscanini
Pastoral Symphony
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 September, 1949
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

The concert in Milan took place a few days after the concert in Venice.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:23:54 +0100
Approved on Wed, 17 May 2017 08:08:47 +0100