Reverend John Hampton - 1861

At Cambridge, in the year 1861, I heard Beethoven's Septet for the first time, and on my return mentioned the fact to Sir Frederick, who immediately went to the piano and commenced the work, pointing out each instrument that had any prominent part. He played on for twenty minutes and then only stopped from fatigue. I told him that I wondered that I had never heard him play it before. He said that he had never done so—had not seen it in print, and only heard it once in his life, ten years before at Rome.


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, p. 11. accessed: 18 April, 2024


Listening to

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written by Beethoven
performed by Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley

Experience Information

Date/Time 1861
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:10:25 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:04:08 +0100