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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th December 1934 The mysterious Lord Lucan was born in London.go to related location

18th December 1909 Born today: Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)

18th December 1778 The father of clowning Joseph Grimaldi was born in Clare Market, London.go to related location

Johann Strauss lived here



Johann Strauss lived here

This is where famous composer Johann Strauss lodged in London.

Location: 1-2 Leicester Street, Soho, WC2H 7BL

Description: The father of the Waltz dynasty in classical music Johann Strauss (1st) (1804-1849) lodged here at the former Hotel de Commerce in April 1838.

Johann gave 72 concerts across Britain, and played festivities given in honour of Queen Victoria's coronation. He and his orchestra played Buckingham Palace. After the first concert on 17 April in Londons Hanover Square Rooms, the Morning Post (18 April 1838) declared:

The concert, which was exclusively instrumental, opened with Aubers overture to Le Serment, the performance of which was at once sufficient to convince all present that so perfect a band was never before heard on this side of the Channel. Orchestras we may boast, the individuals composing which are equal in talent to these, but the perfection of such an ensemble we have never yet reached. The accuracy, the sharpness, the exquisite precision with which every passage, however complicated, is performed, can be the result only of the most careful and persevering practice . We had almost forgotten to notice the superior talent of Strauss himself on the violin; he performs with peculiar energy, and imparts much of his own spirit to his band, the combined effect of which more resembles the unity of one single powerful instrument than any orchestra that has yet been heard in this country.

There is a black plaque is located between the first and second ground-floor windows to the left of the building.



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Johann Strauss lived here

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