Walter Freer in Glasgow - late 19th Century

from My Life and Memories, page 106:

At one of our concerts an Italian lady, who was associated with the Italian Opera Company, sang three songs and, being still enthusiastically applauded, reappeared and sang, “ Home, Sweet Home.” At the close of the concert a man who was unknown to me told me that the song had broken him in pieces. He said he was a musician and had been sent away by his wife on account of his intemperate habits. I was so much struck by the tone of sincerity with which he told his story that I went with him to his wife’s house. At first she refused to see him, but, through the intercession …   more >>
cite as

Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, 1929), p. 106. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1414514390430 accessed: 27 November, 2021

location of experience: Glasgow

Listeners

Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow
1846-1930

Listening to

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Home, sweet home
written by Sir Henry Rowley Bishop, John Howard Payne

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:39:50 +0000