Thomas Ryan in Greater Boston - the 1850's
from Recollections of an old musician, pages 50-51:
The [Philharmonic] Society began its concerts in the old Melodeon Hall, where Keith’s Theatre now stands, next door to the Boston Theatre.
The orchestra, which numbered about fifty players, did fairly good work for the times. The symphonies played were by Pleyel, Haydn, and Kalliwoda; also the easy ones of Mozart and the early ones of Beethoven. Every musical person can imagine the kind of music given. The orchestra had the assistance of vocal soloists, both foreign and native
Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 50-51. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449606753172 accessed: 9 December, 2023
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