Concert audience in King's Theatre, London - May, 1831

from My Musical Life, pages 382-3:

MR. GARDNER, of Leicester, writes: "At the hazard of my ribs, I placed myself at the Opera two hours and a half before the concert began The concert opened with BEETHOVEN'S second symphony, admirably played by the Philharmonic band, after which LABLACHE sang 'Largo al Factotum' with much applause, and was encored. A breathless silence, and every eye was watching the action of this…   more >>

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 382-3. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: King's Theatre, London


Listening to

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performance of 'Unspecified' performed by Paganini
Symphony No. 2 in D major
written by Beethoven
performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra
Largo al Factotum from The Barber of Seville
written by Rossini
performed by Luigi Lablache

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1831
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:14:36 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:09:40 +0100