Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - 21 November, 1860

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 259-60:

I remember a cantata of his called Undine, in which Madame Clara Novello took her farewell of the British public. It was performed at St. James's Hall, and she sang, as always, most beautifully, and her voice seemed as fresh as ever; but, as she had married an Italian Count, and was well off, there was no need for her to remain any longer in the profession. I was present at this interesting concert and heard the great ovation accorded to this most charming singer, who had to bow repeatedly to the audience before they would let her go.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 259-60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436438560540 accessed: 19 July, 2019

location of experience: St James's Hall

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Undine
written by Sir Julius Benedict
performed by Clara Novello

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 November, 1860
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:42:40 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:53:41 +0000