Hermann Klein in St James's Hall - May, 1886

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 183-184:

It was a very strange coincidence that the season which witnessed Liszt's final adieu to England should have likewise been the occasion of Anton Rubinstein's last visit. The one left in April; the other came in May. Within a period of six weeks we heard and saw, for the last time, the two greatest pianists that the world had then known. The leonine Russian gave at St. James's Hall that wonderful series of "Historical Recitals " which has since become historical in every sense that marvelously comprehensive cycle wherein he illustrated the progress and …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 183-184. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439315142742 accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: St James's Hall


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1886
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:45:42 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:26:15 +0000