Francis Hueffer et al. in St James's Hall - 22 April, 1882

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 149-50:

The season of 1882 began on April 22nd, when I gave the first performance in England of Liszt's great Symphony founded on Dante's " Divina Commedia " which he dedicated to Richard Wagner. It is, of course, a very diffi- cult work, and in the last movement a chorus of women's voices is required, and also an organ. There are three movements in all : (1) Inferno ; (2) Purgatorio ; (3) Paradiso (Magnificat) ; and besides the usual full orchestra I had again to engage several additional instrumentalists, which brought the number of players up to ninety-four. I don't think …   more >>
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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 149-50. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436263710549 accessed: 20 June, 2019

location of experience: St James's Hall

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Dante Symphony
written by Franz Liszt
performed by New Philharmonic Orchestra London

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 April, 1882
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:08:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:25:34 +0000