Wilhelm Ganz in Hanover Square Rooms - 1852

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 60-62:

A memorable event in the spring of 1852 was the first series of orchestral concerts given by the New Philharmonic Society, which was formed by Dr. Henry Wylde with the special object of producing novelties and giving concerts of the best kind. Great eclat attended these concerts, as Hector Berlioz, after his triumphant tours throughout Europe, was specially engaged to conduct. The orchestra consisted of 110 per- formers, the leaders being all well-known soloists, such as Sivori, Jansa (violinists), Goffrie (viola), the great 'cellist Piatti, Bottesini, the famous contrabassist, Remusat the …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 60-62. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436178232441 accessed: 9 December, 2023

location of experience: Hanover Square Rooms


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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Romeo et Juliette
written by Charles Gounod, Berlioz
performed by New Philharmonic Orchestra London

Experience Information

Date/Time 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:23:52 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:14:30 +0000