Thomas Ryan - in the beginning of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 44-47:


Before coming to Boston I had played second clarinet in the Dublin (Ireland) Philharmonic Society. In the season of 1844-45, that Society brought out the Scotch Symphony and the Midsummer Night's Dream overture, by Mendelssohn.


We must remember that fifty years ago there were not many professional musicians of sufficient technical ability to cope with Me-delssohn’s music, which even…   more >>

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Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 44-47. accessed: 19 June, 2024


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Dublin Philharmonic Society

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 20:17:12 +0000
Approved on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:53:08 +0000