Thomas Ryan in Boston - in the beginning of the 1870's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 173:


We held a matinee of classic music every Saturday, and the pupils were expected to be present. Those who were capable of playing ensemble music had therefore frequent opportunity of doing it with the Quintette Club. The same privilege was given to singers.

Our plans were all right, and we started off with goodly numbers,—not far from two hundred pupils. In October, just one month later, the great Boston fire occurred; and it made everybody poor. The majority of the pupils were from the city or neighborhood, …   more >>

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Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 173. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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performance of 'Unknown music'

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:24:15 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:56:38 +0000