Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - 1880

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 142-3:

At the beginning of the season his father had asked me to give him a call at his London address, when he asked me to let his son, Herbert, come out at one of my Orchestral Concerts, adding that, out of gratitude, he would sing for me at these concerts for a reduced fee, namely, fifty guineas for each concert instead of a hundred. I at once accepted this generous offer, but, unfortunately, Mr. Sims Reeves failed me at two of the concerts, sending word that he was not well. However, he sang at the third, being the last of the series, in 1880. I had announced him in the usual way in all the …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 142-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436262651824 accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: St James's Hall


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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'If with all your heart' from Elijah
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by John Sims Reeves, New Philharmonic Orchestra London
written by Beethoven
performed by John Sims Reeves, Wilhelm Ganz, New Philharmonic Orchestra London

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:50:52 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:21:09 +0000