Thomas Ryan in Boston - the 1860's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 91:


Mr. Eichberg came to this country in 1847, and was in New York for two years. In 1849 he removed to Boston, and was appointed director of music in the Boston Museum. While in that position he composed and produced several operettas of charming quality, notably the Doctor of Alcantara, though as a composer he was academic. In that vein he wrote a good quintette for strings, which was played by our Club ; also a concerto for four violins, which was performed at a benefit concert for the Musical Union.

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 91. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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quintette for strings
written by Julius Eichberg
performed by The Quintette Club
concerto for violins
written by Julius Eichberg
performed by The Quintet Club, The Latin Jazz Quintet
The Doctor of Alcantara
written by Julius Eichberg

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:27:37 +0000
Approved on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:57:27 +0000