Thomas Ryan - April, 1848
from Recollections of an old musician, page 58:
In April, 1848, an orchestra which held together six years came to this country, and became quite famous, the aforementioned Germania Musical Society. It numbered about thirty artists, Mr. Lenschow being the leader. They played much classic music, their “crack piece” being the Midsummer Night's Dream overture. The orchestra was made up of genuine, fine artists, among them Mr. William Schultze, who became the first violin of the Mendelssohn Quintette on the retirement of August Fries in 1859.
Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 58. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450194991609 accessed: 7 December, 2022
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|Midsummer Nights Dream||performed by Germania Musical Society, Lenschow, William Schultze|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|