Musical Schoolmaster of Opie House School in St Andrew's Hall, Norwich

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 7-8:

He could go back a good many years, too, could my musical schoolmaster. When 
in the mood he would tell us how, as a youth, he had been taken to St. Andrew's
Hall to hear the great Paganini. With an air of awe he would describe the weird
aspect and lean, lank form of the illustrious fiddler, as he stood upon the
platform in his closely buttoned swallow-tailed coat, playing amid a silence so
intense that his auditors almost feared lest their breathing might break the
spell. "Never before or since," my teacher would say, "have I seen an audience …   more >>
cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 7-8. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: St Andrew's Hall, Norwich


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Paganini performed by Paganini

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 06 Aug 2015 13:13:22 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:46:49 +0000