Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - 15 June, 1878

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 135-6:

The concert on June 15th was most interesting, for it was the occasion of the first appearance in England at an orchestral concert of the celebrated French composer and pianist, M. Camille Saint-Saens. I had engaged him to come over from Paris and play one of his own concertos, not previously heard here, the now well-known one in G minor, No. 2, which was afterwards to become a favourite piece of all the great pianists at home and abroad. Needless to say, the audience was enchanted. I was thus the first to have given Saint-Saens the opportunity of playing one of his concertos here, and I …   more >>

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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 135-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436252026055 accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: St James's Hall


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor
written by Saint-Saens
performed by Saint-Saens, New Philharmonic Orchestra London

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 June, 1878
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:53:46 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:13:31 +0000