Unknown listener in Wheeling, West Virginia - the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 132-134:


An Ohio friend related his experience to me. Jenny Lind was to sing in Wheeling, West Virginia, and he lived just sixty miles west, towards Columbus. He was then a boy of eighteen, and had been for three years apprenticed to a clock-maker. His father was a clergyman, with a large family and small salary, and though a warm-hearted music lover, was too poor to think of going to hear Jenny Lind. Father and son had read together a long notice of the approaching song-festival in Wheeling, and the father had remarked with a sigh of resignation, …   more >>

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Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 132-134. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450268978542 accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Wheeling, West Virginia


Unknown listener
soldier-- army mechanic

Listening to

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performance of 'Unknown music' performed by Jenny Lind

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:29:38 +0000
Approved on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:35:11 +0000