Queen Victoria in Windsor Castle - 1894

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 160-2:

The third occasion was at Windsor Castle in 1894, when I accompanied Madame Adelina Patti in all her songs. She had come specially from her castle in Wales to sing to the Queen, and had asked me to come to Windsor to play for her. Naturally I looked forward to a very interesting evening, as it indeed proved to be. The Queen sat about twenty feet from the piano and used an opera-glass in looking at Madame Patti, who sang a number of songs. During "Home, Sweet Home" I noticed the Queen wiped the tears from her eyes. When Madame Patti had finished her first song Princess Christian, who sat by …   more >>

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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 160-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436266262307 accessed: 22 June, 2018

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location of experience: Windsor Castle

Listeners

Queen Victoria
Monarch
1819-1901

Listening to

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Unspecified songs
written by Francesco Paolo Tosti
performed by Wilhelm Ganz, Adelina Patti
Home, sweet home
written by John Howard Payne, Sir Henry Rowley Bishop
performed by Wilhelm Ganz, Adelina Patti

Experience Information

Date/Time 1894
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:51:02 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:43:32 +0000