Wilhelm Ganz in Oxfordshire - 1851

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 38:

In 1851 I was invited to pay the first of my many visits to Nuneham Park, the Oxfordshire seat of Frances, Countess of Waldegrave and Mr. Vernon Harcourt, M.P. for Oxfordshire, to play the piano during some theatrical performances and to accompany some of the amateurs of the houseparty in their songs. There I made the acquaintance of Mr. John Braham, father of the Countess, and doyen of English tenors. He was then in his eightieth year, but he sang "Total Eclipse" from Handel's oratorio Samson in a way I shall never forget, and with an amount of pathos that touched my heart.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 38. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435931512268 accessed: 19 April, 2019

location of experience: Oxfordshire

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Samson
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by John Braham

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:51:52 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:02:00 +0000