Thomas Ryan in Boston - the 1840's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 94:


One day I said in jest to August Fries,“ You ’ll do nothing till I am a member of the Mendelssohn Quintette Club.” Shortly after, one of the gentlemen, Mr. Greuner, removed to Lowell, and I was invited to take his place. Then Mr. Gierlow resigned, and Francis Riha, the former leader of the Steyermark Orchestra, took his place and thus became the second violin. We played very much together and got into fine trim.

Mr. Bigelow, who was our fatherly friend, and remained such all through life, …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 93. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Opus 18
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Boston Mendelssohn Quintet Club

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:35:58 +0000
Approved on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:00:20 +0000