Wilhelm Ganz in St James's Hall - 20 May, 1882

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 150-1:

On May 20th I repeated Liszt's Dante Symphony, when I think it was better understood by the public. Previous to this concert I had seen in the Times that a new Russian pianist, M. Vladimir de Pachmann, had made a great sensation at a concert in Paris at the Salle Erard. I wrote at once to Messrs. Erard to offer him an engagement at this concert, which he accepted, and made his first English appearance under my direction, He played Chopin's Concerto in F minor splendidly, and some solos, and at once established his reputation as a Chopin player par excellence.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 150-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436264049561 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: St James's Hall


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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Dante Symphony
written by Franz Liszt
performed by New Philharmonic Orchestra London
Piano Concerto in F minor
written by Chopin
performed by Vladimir de Pachmann, New Philharmonic Orchestra London

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 May, 1882
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:14:09 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:36:04 +0000