Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - 1880

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 211-2:

Lady Folkestone once arranged a performance of Romberg's Toy Symphony, and invited all the best-known musicians of the day to take part. It was given at a charity concert on May 14th, 1880. We all chose instruments we had not played before. Charles Santley played the violin and I the viola. Benedict took the bells, and Arthur Sullivan amused us all with his imitation of the cuckoo. Henry Leslie wielded the baton with great skill.
cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 211-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436432438373 accessed: 19 April, 2019

location of experience: St James's Hall

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Toy Symphony
written by Sigmund Romberg
performed by Wilhelm Ganz, Arthur Sullivan, Charles Santley, Sir Julius Benedict

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:00:38 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:20:29 +0000