Wilhelm Ganz in London - 12 April, 1849

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 6-7:

Unfortunately, Jenny Lind was persuaded in the zenith of her career (I believe by the Bishop of Norwich) to give up the operatic stage and sing only for the glory of God. The astounding news of her decision came in the spring of 1849 with Mr. Lumley's announcement of a final series of operas in concert form. Only one took place when Die Zauberflote was given. It was described as a "Grand Evening Classical Performance." Jenny Lind sang the part of Pamina, and Lablache showed his usual droll humour as Papageno. I played the bells in his song. My diary says: 'Wednesday. There was a …   more >>
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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 6-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435914907053 accessed: 23 February, 2024

location of experience: London


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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The Magic Flute
written by Mozart, Amadeus Mozart
performed by Jenny Lind, Luigi Lablache

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 April, 1849
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:15:07 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:21:18 +0000