Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - 1874

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 128:

The particular star at this concert was the celebrated pianist, Madame Annette Essipoff, who then made her first appearance in England and achieved a stupendous success in Chopin's E minor Concerto. She was recommended to me by Dr. Hans von Biilow, from St. Petersburg, as a "she star," and on that recommendation I engaged her at once. She was a pupil of Professor Leschetizsky of St. Petersburg, and became his wife. Her playing was delightful; rarely have I heard better, and she played with intense feeling. The audience were delighted, and I engaged her at once for the next concert. She was …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 128. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436201256737 accessed: 27 January, 2023

location of experience: St James's Hall


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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Piano Concerto in E minor
written by Chopin
performed by Annette Essipoff, New Philharmonic Orchestra London

Experience Information

Date/Time 1874
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


5th New Phiharmonic Concert in 1874 season.

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:47:37 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:49:29 +0000