Hugh Reginald Haweis in Her Majesty's Opera House, London - mid 19th Century

from My Musical Life, page 31:

It was my privilege to hear ERNST before he had lost his cunning, nor shall I ever hear his like again. He played once at Her Majesty's Opera House, when the whole assembly seemed to dream through a performance of the "Hungarian Airs." The lightest whisper of the violin controlled the house; the magician hardly stirred his wand at times, and no one could tell from the sound when he passed from the up to the down bow in those long cantabile notes which had such power to entrance me.

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 31. accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Her Majesty's Opera House, London


Hugh Reginald Haweis
Cleric, Writer

Listening to

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Hungarian Airs
written by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
performed by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:03:46 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:38:02 +0100