Hugh Reginald Haweis in Mechelen, Belgium - late 19th Century

from My Musical Life, pages 651-2:

As we re-ascended, the bell of Sta. Croce, in the tall campanile over the cloisters which form part of the Villa d'Este, rang out a quarter to one. It was a bad bell, like most Italian bells, and I naturally alluded to the superiority of Belgium bells, above all others. Rather to my surprise, LISZT said, "Yes, but how are they played? I remember being much struck by the Antwerp …   more >>

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 651-2. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Mechelen, Belgium


Hugh Reginald Haweis
Cleric, Writer

Listening to

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performance of 'Unspecified' performed by Jef Denyn

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:55:03 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:20:08 +0100