Thomas Ryan in Boston - the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 201:


Strauss, violin in hand, conducted the orchestra daily, in one of his most popular waltzes, and also in some little knick-knacks, such as the Pizzicato Polka, which became at once a great favorite. His manner of conducting was very animating. He led off with the violin bow to give the tempo, but when the right swing was obtained and the melody was singing out from the orchestra, he joined in with his fiddle as if he must take part in the intoxication of the waltz. While playing or conducting he commonly kept his body in motion, rising and …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 201. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Pizzicato Polka
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performed by Strauss

Experience Information

Date/Time 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 16:08:21 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:09:52 +0000