Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - 12 June, 1880

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 141-2:

The concert on June 12th was noteworthy for the first appearance of Herbert Sims Reeves, son of the famous tenor. When he came on the platform there was such a storm of applause, lasting for at least five minutes, that it quite unnerved him. However, he pulled himself together and sang his first song, which was the recitative "Nel fragor della festa," and the aria "Alma soave," from Donizetti's Maria di Rohan. He sang it extremely well, and was several times recalled, but one could see he was very nervous at the ordeal. His second song was Schubert's "Ave Maria," and his third …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 141-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436262032838 accessed: 20 April, 2019

location of experience: St James's Hall

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Alma soave
written by Gaetano Donizetti
performed by Herbert Sims Reeves, New Philharmonic Orchestra London
Ave Maria
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Herbert Sims Reeves, New Philharmonic Orchestra London
Refrain thy voice from weeping
written by Arthur Sullivan
performed by Herbert Sims Reeves, New Philharmonic Orchestra London

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 June, 1880
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:40:33 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:19:40 +0000