Chinese servant of Dr Breitkreuz et al. in Singapore

from In Pursuit of Music, page 161:

Heinz had a large collection of records, mostly operatic – except that his curious antipathy to Beethoven precluded Fidelio – and an incident concerning Turandot might have pleased its composer.  I had sometimes wondered how an unsophisticated Chinese would react to Puccini’s orientalism.  ‘Watch!’ said my host, putting on …   more >>

cite as

Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 161. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Singapore


Denis Matthews
Broadcaster, Musicologist, Pianist

Listening to

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'Nessun dorma' from Turandot
written by Giacomo Puccini

Experience Information

Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:26:48 +0100
Approved on Wed, 17 May 2017 08:35:08 +0100