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.
Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 142-143. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431980174842 accessed: 8 December, 2023
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Guillem de Cabestanh
written by Alexander Mackenzie
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|