Hugh Reginald Haweis - 1856

from My Musical Life, page 66:

Miss HARRIETT YOUNG, the author of several popular songs, was a brilliant amateur pianist. Her singing she had a light high soprano was even more esteemed; people were not musical enough to understand the merit of her playing. I remember hearing her in the MENDELSSOHN D minor trio at PROFESSOR, D'ALQUEN'S one night, and being much overcome by my feelings at the wild and magnificent close, I turned to a musician who was standing close to me and exclaimed, "'Tis like going up to heaven by a whirlwind!" He merely stared.

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 66. accessed: 22 May, 2024


Hugh Reginald Haweis
Cleric, Writer

Listening to

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Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Harriet Young

Experience Information

Date/Time 1856
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:54:43 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:34:10 +0100