Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - 1878

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 133-4:

In 1878 Senor Pablo Sarasate played Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, and the "Rondo Capriccioso" by Saint-Saens. The last movement of the Mendelssohn Concerto he played at lightning speed, but every note came out most clearly. Sarasate was a most modest man, and gave himself no airs. His playing was always a great treat to listen to, and at this concert it was received with the greatest enthusiasm.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 133-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436250750453 accessed: 24 June, 2019

location of experience: St James's Hall

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Rondo Capriccioso
written by Saint-Saens
performed by Pablo de Sarasate, New Philharmonic Orchestra London
Violin Concerto
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Pablo de Sarasate, New Philharmonic Orchestra London

Experience Information

Date/Time 1878
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:32:30 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:09:34 +0000