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

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 78-79:

 

Various conductors have contributed their share towards the musical development of the [Handel and Haydn] Society.

Mr. Charles Horn, the English song-writer, was, I believe, imported in order to bring out the oratorio of Elijah. I think he was followed by John L. Hatton. This gentleman was a very fine musician and composer, an excellent pianist, and, mirable dictu, an exceptionally fine, unctuous singer of comic songs.

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Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 78. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450207819934 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Boston

Listeners

Thomas Ryan
Musician
1827-1903

Listening to

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Comic songs
written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, John L Hatton
performed by John L Hatton

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 19:30:20 +0000
Approved on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:43:25 +0000