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

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 160-161:


This unique masterwork of Franz Schubert [Schubert D-minor Quartette ] has always been the one oftenest asked for, and I must mention one other solemn occasion when we had to play it A young lady died in Dorchester who had been one of our earnest friends and music lovers. She left a sum of money with her brother in order that he might engage the Quintette Club to play certain selections at her funeral. She had planned the entire function. We played in a room adjoining the parlor where the religious service was held. We began with the …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 160-161. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Dorchester


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Schubert Quartet in D minor
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Boston Mendelssohn Quintet Club

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle 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 15:04:22 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:50:00 +0000