Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - 24 May, 1879

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 139-40:

The concert on May 24th was remarkable for the appearance of both Saint-Saens and Sarasate. One would have expected such a combination to draw a huge crowd, but such was not the case. When Sarasate gave recitals on his own account they were always crammed, which shows that the public wished to hear one artist, by himself, at the whole concert. There were two novelties by Saint-Saens, his C minor Concerto and his Symphony in A minor, which I asked him to conduct.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 139-40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436260597356 accessed: 26 April, 2019

location of experience: St James's Hall

Listeners

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

Listening to

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unspecified music for violin and keyboard
Piano Concerto in C minor
written by Saint-Saens, Beethoven
performed by Saint-Saens, New Philharmonic Orchestra London
Symphony in A Minor
written by Saint-Saens
performed by Saint-Saens, New Philharmonic Orchestra London

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 May, 1879
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:16:37 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:16:57 +0000