Wilhelm Ganz in Hanover Square Rooms - 1852
Perhaps the finest was the fourth concert, when the hall was packed to overflowing for Beethoven's Choral Symphony. Up to then the work had never been properly given in England, as the old Philharmonic Society, although it owned the original score, would never give it more than their customary one rehearsal. In consequence it was still regarded as an unintelligible work. We had five rehearsals, at which Berlioz was indefatigable. The performance at the concert was masterly, completely realising all the grandeur and beauty of the immortal work, and the effect on the audience was electrical, … more >>
Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 62. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436180874507 accessed: 5 July, 2022
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|9th Symphony||performed by Berlioz, New Philharmonic Orchestra London|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Fourth in series of New Philharmonic concerts of 1852.