Frederick Bridge in Paris - 1883

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, page 125:

During my stay in Paris I was a witness of the impressive funeral cortege of Gambetta. The playing of Chopin's Funeral March by one of the bands in the procession (I think it was the band of the Republican Guard) was truly superb. At some of the Colonne concerts, also, I was particularly struck by the brass of the orchestra ; it seemed to me superior to anything I had heard in England. But probably one would not be able to say the same to-day.
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Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (1919), p. 125. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432828264252 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Frederick Bridge
Writer, Composer, Teacher, Organist
1844-1924

Listening to

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Funeral March
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Fryderyk Chopin
performed by Band of Republican Guard

Experience Information

Date/Time 1883
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Notes

Leon Gambetta (1838-1882): French statesman


Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 28 May 2015 16:51:05 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:30:22 +0000