Thomas Ryan in Boston - in the middle of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 138:

Doubtless many people in Boston will remember that once when she [Jenny Lind] had reached the end of the last named song and made her bow to the audience, Daniel Webster, who was a listener, arose from his seat in the audience, and with great dignity returned her bow.

Her intonation was perfect. Benedict had written for her a very long cadenza to fit the end of a cavatina from Beatrice de Tenda. The cadenza was sung without accompaniment; it covered two pages of music paper,…   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 138. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Beatrice de Tenda
written by Sir Julius Benedict
performed by Jenny Lind

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:30:04 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:33:58 +0000