Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - June, 1887

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 264:

I want now to refer to a unique concert which took place in June 1887, the year of Queen Victoria's Jubilee. Saint-Saens asked me to arrange an orchestral concert for him at St. James's Hall, and on that occasion he played his four concertos, one after another, which was a wonderful feat. He played them all by heart, and when he had finished seemed as fresh as if he had done nothing at all. I had engaged a first-rate orchestra, which I conducted. Unfortunately, the hall was not very full, and Saint-Saens lost heavily, but he apparently did not mind in the least. The concert was given on a …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 264. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436438967800 accessed: 20 February, 2024

location of experience: St James's Hall


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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Piano concertos
written by Saint-Saens
performed by Saint-Saens

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1887
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:49:28 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:54:37 +0000