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

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 71-72:


The [Jullien] orchestra played a fair share of classic music, alternating with the very popular. I remember an occasion in Boston when the andante of Beethoven’s Second Symphony was on their programme. By accident the parts for the players were not forthcoming; but they played it nevertheless from memory. It was not a great feat, perhaps, but it is worthy of mention, to show that they were in the routine of playing some good music ; evidently that andante was at their fingers’ ends.

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 71-72. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Beethoven Second Symphony
written by Beethoven
performed by Jullien Orchestra

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, 15 Dec 2015 16:43:47 +0000
Approved on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:54:41 +0000