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

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 139-141:


The desire to hear Jenny Lind led almost to a riot at her final concert in Boston.


The concert was given in the early summer season, warm weather prevailing. Thousands of persons had perched upon the roofs of adjoining buildings and coal-sheds, and the streets round the depot were densely packed. The only means of reaching the concert room were the two corkscrew stairways at the front corners of the building. The reserved seat ticket- holders were allowed to go up into the hall …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 139-141. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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The Creation (Haydn)
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Thomas Ryan, 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 13:37:07 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:35:47 +0000