Queen Victoria in Osborne House - 1889

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 159-60:

The second occasion was at Osborne House, Isle of Wight. I went with M. Johannes Wolff and M. Joseph Hollman in 1889 to play there before the Queen. We played part of Mendelssohn's Trio in D minor I remember the late Prince Henry of Battenberg turning over the leaves for me, and telling me that he often played the 'cello. The Queen gave me a pair of gold sleeve-links, with a diamond in the middle of each. Just as at Balmoral, it was nearly dark when we arrived at Osborne, and I had no opportunity of seeing the natural beauties of the place.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 159-60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436265822598 accessed: 19 January, 2018

location of experience: Osborne House

Listeners

Queen Victoria
Monarch
1819-19??

Listening to

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Mendelssohn's D minor trio
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Wilhelm Ganz, Joseph Hollman, Johannes Wolff

Experience Information

Date/Time 1889
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:43:43 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:22:47 +0000