Alexander Mackenzie in Royal Academy of Music - 1885

from A Musician's Narrative , page 134:

Don Pablo, ever ready to encourage the young, gave up an evening to my students. On mounting the platform their enthusiastic greeting and the sign of so many eager young faces impressed him so much that he began my Concerto–accompanied by myself–an octave higher than written. Aware that it would be impossible to proceed beyond a few bars, I deemed it wiser to let him continue until he came to the inevitable grief which awaited him. That happened quickly, and amid much laughter, in which we both joined, a fresh and safer start was made.
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 134. accessed: 9 August, 2022

location of experience: Royal Academy of Music


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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Violin Concerto
written by Alexander Mackenzie
performed by Don Pablo, Alexander Mackenzie

Experience Information

Date/Time 1885
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 18 May 2015 21:00:30 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:19:30 +0000