Thomas Ryan in Boston - the 1840's
from Recollections of an old musician, pages 88-89:
There were many reasons for Ole Bull’s great popularity. He had some remarkable points in technique; for instance, his marvelous staccato; also his trick of playing a four-part harmony on an almost flat bridge. His rendition of The Mother's Prayer was a finished performance, while that of The Arkansas Traveller was simply a stroke of genius in its way.
Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 88-89. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450213154792 accessed: 1 December, 2023
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|The Arkansas Traveller||performed by Ole Bull|
|The Mothers Prayer||performed by Ole Bull|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|