Wilhelm Ganz in London - 1870

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 185-6:

In 1870, when the Franco-German War broke out, Charles Gounod, like many other Parisians, came over to England to get out of the war. He lived at Tavistock House, with Captain and Mrs. Weldon, where Charles Dickens once resided, near Euston Square. Georgina Weldon used to receive her friends, including a number of distinguished artists, on Sunday afternoons, and on those occasions Gounod used to accompany her in some of his newest songs, many of which he had dedicated to her. She had a lovely high soprano voice, and was, in those days, a great beauty. She used to call Gounod "Papa." Gounod …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 185-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436283306101 accessed: 20 June, 2019

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Maid of Athens
written by Charles Gounod
performed by Charles Gounod
Songs by Charles Gounod
written by Charles Gounod
performed by Georgina Walden, Charles Gounod

Experience Information

Date/Time 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:35:06 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:12:24 +0000