Thomas Ryan in USA - the 1870's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 203, 205:



In his Carnaval de Ventse, he exhibited a mastery over every form of violin technics which quite reached the marvellous. His chromatic scale, played staccato from the lowest to the highest note, and down again to the lowest, in one bow,— either an up or down bow,—was a feat, a tour de force, shown us by no other virtuoso. His double trills and double harmonics were perfect. Nor was it in mere technical playing that he was great, for he played with much sentiment and feeling, and in quartette playing he showed his …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 203, 205. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: USA


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Carnaval de ventse performed by Henryk Wieniawski

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:35:16 +0000
Approved on Sun, 08 May 2016 11:26:33 +0100