Sir Augustus Harris et al. in London - 1886

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 317:

A few days afterwards I told her that I was arranging the music at the dinner of the Royal Theatrical Fund at the Freemason's Hall, when the late Sir Augustus Harris (at that time Mr. Augustus Harris) took the chair, and I asked her to help for this good cause, to which she consented. One of her songs was Gounod's " Ave Maria," with Mademoiselle Anna Lang's violin obbligato. It created a great sensation, and Augustus Harris, who had never heard this beautiful song before, was charmed with it. At the conclusion of the entertainment Mrs. Armstrong, with the rest of the artists who had …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 317. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436459343773 accessed: 19 July, 2019

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Ave Maria
written by Charles Gounod
performed by Anna Lang, Nellie Melba

Experience Information

Date/Time 1886
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:29:03 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:03:59 +0000