Auidience at St James's Hall in St James's Hall - May, 1888

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, page 307:

Grieg was made a Mus. Doc. of Cambridge, honoris causa, in May, 1894. In an earlier chapter I have made reference to his zeal as a conductor. Some of his Scots ancestry was perhaps responsible for the snap and go so frequently revealed in himself and in his compositions; yet he had another side, as will be remembered by those who were at the Philharmonic Concert in St. James's Hall in May, 1888. He conducted the orchestra in his two "Elegiac Melodies," and played his Pianoforte Concerto, but surely the rare charm of that evening was the singing by Madame Grieg of some of her husband's songs…   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. 307. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433168856414 accessed: 9 May, 2021

location of experience: St James's Hall

Listeners

Listening to

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Elegaic Melodies
written by Edvard Grieg
performed by Philharmonic Orchestra, Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto
written by Edvard Grieg
performed by Edvard Grieg, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Songs by Edvard Grieg
written by Edvard Grieg
performed by Madame Grieg

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1888
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:27:37 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:12:09 +0000