Wilhelm Ganz in Her Majesty's Theatre - 1851

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 13:

The celebrated pianist, Sigismund Thalberg, composed an opera called Florinda, which his father-in-law, Lablache, was most anxious to get performed. The director, Mr. Lumley, acceded to his request, as Lablache was a most useful member of his company; Madame Sontag and he took the principal roles, but the opera only made a succes d'estime and was quickly shelved. I remember Thalberg coming into the room where my father was holding the chorus rehearsal of Florinda, at which I was playing the piano accompaniments; but as soon as I saw him coming I rushed away, and he sat …   more >>

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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 13. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435916831062 accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Theatre


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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written by Sigismond Thalberg
performed by Sigismond Thalberg

Experience Information

Date/Time 1851
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Chorus rehearsal

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:47:11 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:29:29 +0000