Unnamed schoolteacher in St Andrew's Hall, Norwich - the 1830's
from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900, pages 7-8:
He could go back a good many years, too, could my musical schoolmaster. When in the mood he would tell us how, as a youth, he had been taken to St. Andrew's Hall to hear the great Paganini. With an air of awe he would describe the weird aspect and lean, lank form of the illustrious fiddler, as he stood upon the platform in his closely buttoned swallow-tailed coat, playing amid a silence so intense that his auditors almost feared lest their breathing might break the spell.
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Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900 (New York City, 1903), p. 7-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438157398793 accessed: 5 March, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|performance of 'Unspecified'
|performed by Paganini
|in the company of others, indoors, in public