Queen Victoria in Balmoral Castle - 1885

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 158-9:

I have had the honour of playing before Her Majesty Queen Victoria on three different occasions. On the first occasion I accompanied Madame Marie Roze at Balmoral in 1885. I drove with this artist from Ballater to the Castle, but it was too dark to see the beautiful scenery on Dee side. The Queen spoke to me in German and asked me whether I was related to the Conzertmeister Leopold and Moritz Ganz, who had played before her at Windsor many years before. I replied they were my uncles. On referring to my diary I find this happened on June 10th, 1856, twenty-nine years before ! I well remember…   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 158-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436265325522 accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Balmoral Castle


Queen Victoria

Listening to

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Unspecified songs
written by Francesco Paolo Tosti
performed by Marie Roze, Wilhelm Ganz

Experience Information

Date/Time 1885
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:35:25 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:41:39 +0000