Hugh Reginald Haweis in Brighton Pavillion - the 1850's

from My Musical Life, pages 39-40:

In those days DE BERIOT'S music reigned supreme in the concert-room until the appearance of PAGANINI. It had not yet gone out of fashion, and I remember hearing OURY play DE BERIOT'S showy first concerto -with a full orchestra, at the Pavilion, in a way which reminded me of some conqueror traversing a battle-field; the enthusiasm he aroused was quite remarkable, in that languid and ignorant crowd of loitering triflers. He certainly brought the house down. He was a great player, though past his prime, and he knew how to score point after point without ever sacrificing his musical honour by stooping to clap-trap.

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Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 39-40. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Brighton Pavillion


Hugh Reginald Haweis
Cleric, Writer

Listening to

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Violin Concerto No. 1
written by Charles-Auguste de BĂ©riot
performed by Antonio James Oury

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:20:56 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:36:42 +0100