The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava in Highgate - the 1850's

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 44:

When Lord Dufferin returned from his famous voyage in the Foam to Iceland and Spitzbergen he asked me to come up one evening to Highgate. His mother, Lady Dufferin, and her sister, the Duchess of Somerset, were there, and his cousin, Captain Hamilton. Lord Dufferin was in wonderful spirits. He wanted to hear all about the new opera, La Traviata, which had been produced that summer and asked me to play some of the music. Then I had to play his favourite Chopin nocturnes and try over some Swedish and Danish songs he had brought with him from Copenhagen.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 44. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436173608702 accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Highgate

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Listening to

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Arias from La Traviata
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Wilhelm Ganz
Nocturnes
written by Claude Debussy, Chopin
performed by Wilhelm Ganz
Songs performed by Wilhelm Ganz

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:06:48 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:05:56 +0000