“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

The Crown

The Crown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. The Crown Marker
Inscription.  The Crown sits on the site of one of the most well known and popular concert halls, The Hickford Rooms. During the first half of the 18th Century it was the most prestigious music hall in London. One notable concert of its later days was that given by Mozart and his sister. In 1765, aged only 9 years old, Mozart gave a recital in the Hickford Rooms in front of European Royalty.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1765.
Location. 51° 30.673′ N, 0° 8.176′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Brewer Street and Lower James Street, on the right when traveling west on Brewer Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 64 Brewer Street, City of Westminster, England W1F 9TP, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John William Polidori (within shouting distance of this marker); The Portuguese Embassy (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); A History of Golden Square (about 90 meters away); Cardinal Wiseman (about 120 meters
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. The Crown Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here on the corner of the building, under the awning.
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away); Sir Morell MacKenzie (about 120 meters away); Church of the Assumption (about 120 meters away); Joseph Haydn (about 150 meters away); Lord Stanley of Preston (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . .  Mozart family grand tour (Wikipedia). "...At the end of September, with Leopold's recovery, the family moved back to central London, to lodgings in Thrift Street (later 20 Frith Street), Soho. These lodgings were located conveniently close to several concert rooms, and to the residences of both J. C. Bach and Carl Friedrich Abel. Bach, a son of Johann Sebastian Bach, soon became a family friend; Nannerl later recalled Bach and the eight-year-old Wolfgang playing a sonata together, taking turns to play a few bars individually, and that "anyone not watching would have thought it was played by one person alone". There is no record that the Mozarts met Abel, but Wolfgang knew his symphonies, perhaps through the medium of the annual Bach-Abel concert series, and was much influenced by them...." (Submitted on August 8, 2018.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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