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.

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 88-89. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450213154792 accessed: 26 November, 2022

location of experience: Boston

Listeners

Thomas Ryan
Musician
1827-1903

Listening to

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The Arkansas Traveller performed by Ole Bull
The Mothers Prayer performed by Ole Bull

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 20:59:15 +0000
Approved on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:53:32 +0000