Antonio James Oury - the 1850's

from My Musical Life, page 44:

I had a good deal of orchestral practice at Brighton. The Symphony Society that met at the Pavilion, Brighton. was never very strong, but we blazed away at the principle overtures, "Der Freyschiitz," "Ma- saniello," "Figaro," "Dame Blanche," “Cheval de Bronze”; we shuffled through HAYDN'S symphonies, and scrambled over MOZART'S "Jupiter" and BEETHOVEN'S 8th, very much to our own satisfaction. I remember the disgust of OURY when an enterprising amateur let off a pistol behind the platform to reinforce the sudden explosion on the drum in the Surprise movement.

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 44. accessed: 14 June, 2024


Antonio James Oury
Music teacher, Violinist

Listening to

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Symphony No. 8
written by Beethoven
performed by Brighton Symphony Society, Hugh Reginald Haweis

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:30:26 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:35:55 +0100