Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - 1903

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 272-3:

I attended several of the concerts of the Richard Strauss Festival in 1903 at the St. James's Hall, for which Herr Mengelberg brought over his splendid orchestra from Amsterdam. The public showed comparatively little interest in these fine concerts. At one of them Herr von Possart, the well-known director of the Hoftheater in Munich, who was also a most distinguished actor, appeared and declaimed Tennyson's "Enoch Arden," giving this fine poem in German and from memory, whilst Strauss played the incidental music, which he had composed on the piano. There was, unfortunately, only a very …   more >>

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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 272-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436445421219 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: St James's Hall


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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Enoch Arden
written by Richard Strauss, Alfred, Lord Tennyson
performed by Ernst von Possart, Richard Strauss

Experience Information

Date/Time 1903
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:37:01 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:56:47 +0000