William Whewell in Cambridge Town Hall - 1859

from My Musical Life, pages 84-6:

I had not been up a fortnight when the president of the Cambridge University Musical Society called upon me. He believed I played the violin. "How did he know that ? "I asked. He laughed out, "Everybody in the place knows it." Then and there he requested me to join the Musical Society, and play a solo at the next concert. I readily agreed, and from that time I became solo …   more >>

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 84-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437732462096 accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Cambridge Town Hall


William Whewell
Master of Trinity College

Listening to

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Air in G with Variations
written by Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode
performed by Cambridge Music Society Orchestra, Hugh Reginald Haweis
May Queen
written by Sir William Sterndale Bennett
performed by Cambridge Music Society Orchestra, Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Experience Information

Date/Time 1859
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:07:43 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:29:26 +0100