in Drury Lane - the 1890's

from A Musician's Narrative , pages 142-143:

On Rosa's taking possession of the theatre, his company met to read the opera in the large saloon (refreshment lounge) at Drury Lane. The first comic incident began with the discovery that the long-disused grand pianoforte was so much out of tune as to be only serviceable in the lower octaves, treble and bass differing by nearly half a tone. After a few ineffectual struggles, a rehearsal being impossible, we all departed.

cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 142-143. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431980174842 accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane

Listening to

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Guillem de Cabestanh
written by Alexander Mackenzie

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 18 May 2015 21:16:15 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:08:46 +0000