The Brioche

Concert by the Saint-Cecilia Society. I really listened only to the Eroica symphony. I found the first movement splendid. The andante is perhaps Beethoven’s most tragic and sublime composition, but only halfway through. Then came Cherubini’s “Consecration March”, which I heard with pleasure. As for Preciosa whether it was the heat or the brioche I had eaten beforehand, at any rate my immortal soul was paralysed and I slept all the way through.

Eugène Delacroix