Thomas Ryan in Boston - in the middle of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 69-70:

 

Jullien was just the man for the period in which he worked, and certainly he thoroughly exploited his versatility […] He had a dais built in the centre of the orchestra, the floor of which was covered with white cloth having a gold-lace border. On the dais he had a splendid arm-chair of white and gold. When he directed, he stood up and faced the audience, his string forces being on either hand, part way between him and the audience, but leaving him in full view; and the wood and wind were on each side, with the brass in the rear.

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Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 69-70. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450197272502 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Boston

Listeners

Thomas Ryan
Musician
1827-1903

Listening to

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performance of 'Unknown music' performed by Jullien

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:34:33 +0000
Approved on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:52:27 +0000