New Philharmonic Orchestra London in St James's Hall - 1878

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 135:

I also included Wagner's then little-known work, the exquisite "Waldweben" from Siegfried, in the programme. I remember at the rehearsal, on going through it with the orchestra, there were some difficult passages for the reed instruments, in imitation of the notes of the bird, which have to be played in time against the rest of the band. As they did not get them right, I took up Mr. Pollitzer's violin and showed them how the passages ought to go, and they all applauded me.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 135. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436251795765 accessed: 25 October, 2021

location of experience: St James's Hall

Listeners

Listening to

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Waldweben
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Wilhelm Ganz, New Philharmonic Orchestra London

Experience Information

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

Notes

Rehearsal for concert in 1878 New Philharmonic season


Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:49:55 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:12:23 +0000