Alfred et al. in St James's Hall - 26 May, 1879

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 138-9:

As Berlioz's music had been neglected for many years in concert programmes, I wished to revive the interest in the works of this wonderful composer, and I performed his symphony Harold in Italy at the first concert on May 26th; it made a great sensation, and the Press spoke most favourably of the work and praised the performance. I first heard it under the direction of the composer at these concerts in 1855 at Exeter Hall, when I was playing the violin in the orchestra, and it then made a deep impression on me. I remember seeing Meyerbeer sitting in the audience at this concert. He…   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 138-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436260072528 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: St James's Hall

Listeners

Listening to

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Harold in Italy
written by Berlioz
performed by Joseph Strauss, Wilhelm Ganz, New Philharmonic Orchestra London
Overture to Egmont
written by Beethoven
performed by Wilhelm Ganz, New Philharmonic Orchestra London
Emperor Concerto
written by Beethoven, Beethoven
performed by Charles Halle, New Philharmonic Orchestra London

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 May, 1879
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:07:52 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:16:07 +0000