Image from page 122 of “Richard Wagner : his life and works” (1892) – Boston Picture

Identifier: richardwagnerhis02jull
Title: Richard Wagner : his life and works
Year: 1892 (1890s)
Authors: Jullien, Adolphe, 1845-1932 Hall, Florence Percival, tr
Subjects: Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883
Publisher: Boston : J.B. Millet
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University

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d guests, proud and happy to join himin celebrating his victory. On this occasion France wasrepresented by one lady, Mme. Judith Gautier, and severalgentlemen, the most distinguished of whom was CamilleSaint-Saens. Wagner was in great spirits, and danced aboutlike one possessed ; he sung the Walhalla song at the top ofhis voice ; he climbed on a chair in order to reach to theear of the six-foot Russian admirer who had so warmlytoasted him on the previous evening; he was even heardto extenuate the injurious effects produced by certain Frenchcriticisms, and to exclaim in an excess of open-heartedness :Ah! great Heavens, yes ! We Germans, we are dull! M. Saint-Saens, being entreated to make himself heard,responded by improvising for nearly quarter of an hour onsome fragments from the Trilogy, beginning with the Gotter-ddnimerung; and ending with the RJieijigold; then he playedhis Danse macabre. Up to this time people had circulatedabout the rooms, chatting with friends and acquaintances,

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REPRESENTATION OF THE NIBELUNGEN RING, AT BAYREUTH, IN 1876. Funeral procession of Siegfried; third act of the Gotterdammerung. After a drawing by M. Knut Ekwall. ;oS RICHARD WAGNER since there was no fixed programme for the evening ; butwhat silence and what attention fell upon the assembly asLiszt now took his turn at the piano ! For a whole hourhe held the people spell-bound, while he played several ofhis unpublished works, and some impromptu waltzes ; nomore music was possible after he had finished. He wasthe lion of the evening, and the French pianist, annoyed that

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