Peter Hawker in Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham - 19 November, 1849, at night
from Journal entry, 19 November 1849, page 309:
In the evening I went to the weekly choral concert in the magnificent town hall, and not a little was I surprised at the performance. Some of the choruses went far better than on our stage in London (except when we had the Germans there), and the organ was splendid. A Miss Stephens (pupil of Sterndale Bennett) played extremely well Moscheles’ lovely fantasia on ‘Au Clair de la Lune;’ and all this for sixpence in the spacious gallery, and only threepence parterre.
Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 19 November 1849. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker 1802–1853, volume 2 (London, 1893), p. 309. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534357392837 accessed: 5 December, 2023
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Fantasia on 'Au Clair de la Lune'
written by Ignaz Moscheles
|performed by Miss Stephens|
|Date/Time||19 November, 1849, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|