Thomas Ryan in Paris - 1888

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 32-34:


In the summer of ’88, I spent a part of the season in Paris. Sivori was still alive, and, like the majority of artists who lead the lives of virtuosi, had made Paris his home. I determined to do myself the honor of calling on him, and had an opportunity to do so in company with a Boston friend who knew him well. Sivori was living on the fourth or fifth story of a very modest hotel, having a single room, with space for an upright piano and an alcove for his bed. It was a charming, cosy little room, just such a one as the majority of …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 32-34. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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performance of 'unknown music' performed by Sivori

Experience Information

Date/Time 1888
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 09:26:22 +0000
Approved on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:32:06 +0000