Wilhelm Ganz in Hammersmith - 15 May, 1848

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 10-11:

I made my debut in London as a violinist in 1848, when I played these very "Variations," at that time a very popular violin solo (reader, don't laugh!) at the Albion Hall, Hammersmith. I felt very nervous, but got through the ordeal with considerable eclat. I find the following note in my diary: "Thursday, May 15th. I went with Mr. Milligan to Hammersmith, where he was giving a concert at the Albion Hall, and I played the Variations of Rode: I was applauded. I stayed the night at Milligan's and the next morning we drove back home by omnibus: he gave me a shilling."

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 10-11. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435916345649 accessed: 20 June, 2019

location of experience: Hammersmith

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Variations
written by Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode
performed by Wilhelm Ganz

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 May, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:39:05 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:28:17 +0000