Thomas Ryan in North America - the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 165:


Madame Urso deserves something more than a mere passing mention. She is easily the most remarkable violin player who ever came to America and made her home among us. I well remember her as she appeared at her debut in Jonas Chickering’s piano rooms. She was then a little girl of eleven, with the same sad and interesting face that she has now. Yet, when not playing, she is full of fun, and her conversation is richly humorous.

Her playing as a child was very …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 165. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: North America


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Il Pirate
written by Artot
performed by Madame Urso

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:16:32 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:55:11 +0000