Charlotte Moscheles in Drury Lane - December, 1842

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 291-292:

The children were differently occupied, we have a novelty more interesting to them than Christmas trees - I mean Jullien's new Promenade Concerts. Drury Lane Theatre is converted into a large room, in which the 'one shilling' public freely circulates, regardless of the music; the boxes are filled by the 'haute volée.' Jullien directs a good orchestra, sometimes with a baton, sometimes playing: a 'flauto piccolo,' which with its shrill tones marks the rhythm. After each piece he throws himself back as if he were exhausted, on a red velvet arm chair his dress-coat discovers half a mile of white…   more >>
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 291-292. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane


Listening to

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dance tunes

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 12 May 2015 10:50:54 +0100