John Lloyd Williams in The Crystal Palace - mid July, 1881

from J. Lloyd Williams Diaries 1880-1, pages iii:

1. Marche Militaire. Schubert.

Mans. - Ex[cellen]t Conductor - Beat distinct & expressive. - March full of light & shade.


2. Overture to Giralda. full of variety & contrast - time not steady always. -

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cite as

John Lloyd Williams, J. Lloyd Williams Diaries 1880-1. In NLW, number GB 0210 JLLW MB1/1, p. iii. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: The Crystal Palace


John Lloyd Williams
Botanist, botanist, editor, examiner […]

Listening to

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Marche Militaire
written by Franz Schubert, Franz Schubert
Selection from Don Giovanni
written by Mozart
written by Dinorati
Overture to Giralda
written by Adolphe Adam
Women's Love Waltz
written by Fahrbach
Ballet Air Gustavo
written by Daniel-Fran├žois-Esprit Auber

Experience Information

Date/Time mid July, 1881
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


J. Lloyd Williams' early diaries sometimes give great detail about the music he hears; however, such entries are often made in great haste with numerous abbreviations and poor script complicating their transcription. This is amongst the clearer examples, which combines raw description with his private critique of the performers and his response to the music.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:35:07 +0000
Approved on Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:12:33 +0000