Hermann Klein in Covent Garden - the 1870's

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, page 57:

In central London, during the "seventies," the best medium for hearing good orchestral music was the Promenade Concerts at Covent Garden. These were held in August and September, under the management of Messrs. A. and S. Gatti. My old friend Signor Luigi Arditi was the conductor for the first few seasons, and he was succeeded in turn by Sir Arthur Sullivan and Mr. F.H. Cowen; while later on came a popular Welsh bandmaster, Mr. Gwyllym Crowe. Much that was interesting and instructive the shilling habitue could hear at these "Promenades"; but for me the most …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 57. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438974326915 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Covent Garden


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Trauermarsch from Gotterdammerung
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Luigi Arditi

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Promenade Concerts at Covent Garden

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:05:26 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 18:04:59 +0000