in Exeter Hall - 1846

from My Musical Life, pages 12-13:

It must have been about the year 1846 that I was taken up to a concert at Exeter Hall, and heard there for the first time what seemed to me to be music or unearthly sweetness. The room was crowded. I was far behind. I could only see the fiddle-sticks of the band in the distance. Four long-drawn-out tender wails on the wind rising, rising; then a soft, rapid, flickering kind of …   more >>

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 12-13. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437642866570 accessed: 4 February, 2023

location of experience: Exeter Hall

Listening to

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Overture to Midsummer Night's Dream
written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time 1846
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:14:26 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:57:57 +0100