Wilhelm Ganz in Mainz - the 1800's

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 2:

I was a boy of fourteen when I came to London with my father in 1848, having been born on November 6th, 1833. My father, Adolph Ganz, had been for more than twenty-five years Kapellmeister at the Opera at Mainz, on the Rhine, and the Grand-duke of Hesse-Darmstadt bestowed on him the title of Grossherzoglicher Hofkapellmeister Grand Ducal Court Conductor. He brought the opera there to a high pitch of perfection. It was his forte that he could conduct most of the classical operas from memory I mean, without having the score before him and could also write out each orchestral part …   more >>
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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435839378719 accessed: 19 April, 2019

location of experience: Mainz

Listeners

Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher
1833-1914

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Opera

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:16:19 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:18:54 +0000