Leonard Berwick et al. in Queen's Hall - December, 1897

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 271-2:

Since the advent of Richard Wagner, no composer has created such a sensation or aroused such controversy as Richard Strauss. I remember being present at the first concert which he conducted here : it was at the Queen's Hall one evening in December 1897. From the outset there was no mistake about his gifts as a conductor. He had the lights lowered in the hall when he began Mozart's " Eine kleine Nachtmusik," and it was a real pleasure to note the sympathy he showed for the music and the beautiful balance and phrasing of the orchestra. There was immense Schwung, as the Germans say, about the …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 271-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436444993373 accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Richard Strauss
'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'
written by Mozart
performed by Richard Strauss

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1897
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:29:53 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:05:44 +0000