Frederick Bridge - the 1850's

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, pages 40-1:

Another musical experience is one for which I am always thankful. Learning that Wesley was opening an organ in London at the great Agricultural Hall, and never having heard him play, I determined not to miss the opportunity of doing so. I attended the recital, when he played his Andante in G and an extempore Fugue on a very fine subject. I remember how much annoyed I was by the way the people would talk as in these days through the quieter parts of the Andante. This was the only time I had the opportunity of hearing Wesley.
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Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (1919), p. 40-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432743491990 accessed: 26 September, 2022

Listeners

Frederick Bridge
Organist, Composer, Teacher, Writer
1844-1924

Listening to

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Organ music
written by George Frideric Handel, William Crotch
performed by Wesley

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Medium live

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 27 May 2015 17:18:12 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:50:58 +0000