Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - 1878

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 134:

Sarasate was again the violinist at the next concert, when he played Beethoven's Concerto. He was rather reluctant to play it, and, when I asked him the reason, said that, as Joachim was in London and had played it lately, he did not wish to compete with him; but I over-persuaded him, and he played it superbly. The only change in tempo from the beaten track was that he took the last movement quicker, in which his exceedingly light bowing was a revelation of fairy-like delicacy.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 134. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436250955725 accessed: 20 June, 2019

location of experience: St James's Hall

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Violin Concerto
written by Beethoven
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 07:35:56 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:11:31 +0000