Lord Cardigan in Deene Park - January, 1857

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 216:

In January 1857 I was engaged to go down for the night to play at Deene Park, the Northamptonshire seat of Lord Cardigan, the hero of Balaclava. In the fine oak-panelled hall with rich carvings I saw the diplomas presented to him on his return from the Crimea, and a large oil-painting of the famous charge. There was music in the evening in the hall. Verdi's new operas were much en vogue, and Lord Cardigan asked me to play something from Rigoletto. A handsome, tall man, he wore court dress with black silk stockings, and I noticed he had on his orders and stars. He spoke to me in French, and …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 216. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436432727712 accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Deene Park

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Listening to

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Rigoletto
written by Guiseppe Verdi, Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Wilhelm Ganz

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1857
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:05:27 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:21:16 +0000