Hugh Reginald Haweis in Bethnal Green - the 1860's

from My Musical Life, pages 116-7:

Thousands around me were leading dull lives of monotonous toil, with little refreshment or variety, too much shut up to ihe beer-house or the counter, tempted by want and gin, tempted also to all kinds of chicanery and petty theft, and full of sordid aims. I deter- mined to try the effect of music, and good music, upon their narrow, busy, overburdened lives. I invited Mr. C. H. DEACON, SIGNOR REGONDI …   more >>

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 116-7. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Bethnal Green


Hugh Reginald Haweis
Cleric, Writer

Listening to

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Various performed by Allessandro Pezze, Henry Collings Deacon, Giulio Regondi

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Further discussion of this concert at

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:29:46 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:27:11 +0100