Thomas Ryan in Michigan - at the end of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 158-160:


One episode in the Club’s history may be of some little interest. We arrived one morning in a certain Michigan town, and were met at the railroad station by a friend of long standing. In a very serious tone of voice he informed me that another good friend of the Club, a ’cello amateur, was so far gone in consumption that his physician and family had given him up; he would probably die during the day. The expected visit of the Mendelssohn Quintette Club had apparently kept him alive; he wanted to hear the …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 158-160. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Michigan


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Tema con variazioni
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Boston Mendelssohn Quintet Club

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:47:36 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:48:32 +0000