in Petrograd - the 1870's

from Musings & memories of a musician, pages 61-2:

During my subsequent visits to Petrograd I chiefly gave recitals of songs, many of them by Russian composers, which I sang in the original. I learned the meaning of every word of a song, and a very nice young lawyer, Ivan Ivanovitch, coached me in the pronunciation, which, owing not unlikely to the portion of Polish blood in my veins, came comparatively easy to me. I had been told of the generous enthusiasm of Petrograd audiences, and how it often materializes in the shape of a valuable present, so that, for instance, it is not at …   more >>

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 61-2. accessed: 9 August, 2022

location of experience: Petrograd

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 17 Jan 2016 18:14:06 +0000
Approved on Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:05:20 +0000