in London - late 19th Century

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, pages 162-3:

And here perhaps I may appropriately tell the story of my "cabman critic." I picked him up one night on leaving the Albert Hall, after conducting a concert. He drove me home. I had alighted in Dean's Yard, and was searching in my pocket for the fare, when suddenly he exclaimed, "Well, Sir Frederick, how did the concert go off?" I was rather taken aback by this unexpected query, and for a moment hardly knew what to reply. In point of fact, the particular concert was one of a special character. We had given a selection of Wagner, including "The Last Supper," a very difficult work which had …   more >>

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Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (1919), p. 162-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432919383904 accessed: 18 September, 2021

location of experience: London

Listening to

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Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Frederick Bridge

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 29 May 2015 18:09:44 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:38:43 +0000