William Whewell - the 1850's

from My Musical Life, pages 81-3:

WHEWELL’S ability was of a truly cosmic and universal character, but nature had denied him one gift the gift of music. He always beat time in chapel, and generally sang atrociously out of tune. I do not think he had any ear; music to him was something marvellous and fascinating; he could talk learnedly on music, admire music, go to concerts,…   more >>

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Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 81-3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437731100795 accessed: 28 January, 2022

Listeners

William Whewell
Master of Trinity College
1794-1866

Listening to

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Elegie
written by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
performed by Hugh Reginald Haweis

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:45:01 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:30:57 +0100