Wilhelm Ganz in London - 1886

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, page 317:

After hearing her, and being satisfied that she would be very successful in public, I said that I would like her to sing at Prince's Hall in Piccadilly (now demolished and changed to Prince's Restaurant), at a concert given by a pupil of the late Chevalier Emil Bach. I conducted the concert, and had a small orchestra, and Madame Nellie Armstrong (that was her real name in those days, as she adopted the name of " Melba " later on when she appeared in opera in Brussels and at Covent Garden) sang the two songs which I had heard at my house, and she was encored in both of them.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 317. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436459117035 accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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Ah, fors'e lui from La Traviata
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Nellie Melba
Sing Sweet Bird
written by Wilhelm Ganz
performed by Nellie Melba

Experience Information

Date/Time 1886
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:25:17 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:03:16 +0000