Sterndale Bennett - the 1850's

from My Musical Life, page 68:

The musical parties at Brighton were a source of very mixed satisfaction to me. I believe I always had the instinct of a virtuoso, and I certainly had the irritability and impatience of one. It was not de rigueur at Brighton to listen to anyone, but I never could bear playing to people who did not listen. In mixed companies I resorted to every conceivable trick and device to …   more >>

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Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 68. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437729348025 accessed: 22 July, 2024

Listeners

Sterndale Bennett
Music teacher, Composer, Conducting, Pianist
1816-1875

Listening to

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Unspecified violin music performed by Hugh Reginald Haweis, Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:15:48 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:32:41 +0100