Thomas Ryan in Boston - the 1840's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 90-91:


Our Quintette Club was engaged to play with Ole Bull for a week. He was requested to play first violin in one of Mozart’s quintettes,— a first movement only. We had to stand up while playing it. To sit down and play was an impossibility for the heroic Ole. At the time of the first Jubilee in Boston, he and Carl Rosa played at the first desk of violins. We all thought it noble of him to take part.

Ole Bull had all the fine traits of the successful player. After each of his performances there was usually …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 90-91. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Mozart Quintette
written by Mozart
performed by Ole Bull

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:14:43 +0000
Approved on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:56:23 +0000