Wilhelm Ganz in Paris - 19th Century

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 190:

Gounod asked me if I would like to go to the Conservatoire Concert next morning, and of course I said "Yes": he then offered to fetch me from my hotel and take me there with him. Unfortunately, he was taken ill, so could not go, and his son came in his stead and we went together to the concert, which took place in the Salle du Conservatoire. It was conducted by M. Taffanel, and was a wonderful performance. The orchestra is celebrated all over Europe, and I must say I never heard a finer performance of Beethoven's Eroica. It was a revelation to me, and "The Funeral March" affected …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 190. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436423346848 accessed: 23 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Wilhelm Ganz
Conducting, Composer, Accompanyist, Teacher
1833-1914

Listening to

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Chorus from Armide
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by Orchestra
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55 'Eroica'
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Orchestra
Chorus from Iphigenia in Aulis
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 07:29:07 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:17:37 +0000