Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - 19 February, 1855

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 81:

On February 19th, 1859, I gave the first evening concert in the new St. James's Hall. I had engaged Mr. Sims Reeves to sing at it and composed a song specially for him to sing, entitled, "When thou wilt be my Bride," dedicated to my fiancee. He rehearsed it with me and liked it very much; but, to my great disappointment, his daughter came to me a few days before the concert to say that her father could not sing for me, as he had caught cold. This was indeed a blow, as a great many people had bought tickets on purpose to hear him. I had, however, taken the precaution to send my song to a …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 81. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436183373358 accessed: 26 April, 2019

location of experience: St James's Hall

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Sing, Birdie, Sing
written by Wilhelm Ganz
performed by Louisa Vinning
The Murmuring Sea
written by Wilhelm Ganz
performed by Miss Stabach
When thou wilt be my bride
written by Wilhelm Ganz
performed by George Perren

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 February, 1855
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:49:33 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:21:56 +0000