Thomas Ryan in Boston - in the middle of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 43-44:

In my early days in Boston, series of concerts were given in the Federal Street Theatre, on the corner of Franklin Street, by the so-called Boston Academy of Music  [… ] formed and named in 1833, by Messrs. William C. Woodbridge, Lowell Mason, and a few kindred souls.


The programmes were of very mixed music, but aspiring to the best. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony was brought out by them for the first time in Boston. Each programme was generally made up of a French …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 43-44. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
written by Beethoven
performed by Boston Academy of Music

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 20:08:31 +0000
Approved on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:49:34 +0000