Hugh Reginald Haweis in Guildford - November, 1847

from My Musical Life, page 16:

One night, just as the last notes of that overture had been struck on the piano, the door opened - it was at Guildford - someone came in with a newspaper - "MENDELSSOHN is dead." "Dead!" echoed the girl who had been playing the treble, her hand falling from the white keys as though suddenly paralysed "dead!" She rose from the piano and walked to the other end of the room. I was …   more >>

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 16. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Guildford


Hugh Reginald Haweis
Cleric, Writer

Listening to

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Overture to Midsummer Night's Dream
written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1847
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:25:52 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:42:17 +0100