Charlotte Papendiek in London - 1792

from Memoir of Charlotte Louise Henrietta Albert Papendiek, Chapter 22, 1792, page 295:

The concert opened with a symphony of Haydn's that he brought with him, but which was not known in England. It consisted of four movements, pleasing, lively, and good. Our singers were Mara and a very interesting young woman, a Miss Chaun, David, and Tasca, and others of the day…. Among the instrumental solo or quartett performers were Madame Krumpholtus and Dussek…. The second act invariably opened with a new symphony composed for the night. Haydn of course conducted his own music, and generally that of other composers, in fact all through the evening…. Now the anxious moment …   more >>
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Charlotte Papendiek, Memoir of Charlotte Louise Henrietta Albert Papendiek, Chapter 22, 1792. In Mrs Vernon Delves Broughton (ed.), Court and Private Life in the Time of Queen Charlotte: Being the Journals of Mrs. Papendiek, Assistant Keeper of the Wardrobe and Reader, to Her Majesty, volume 2 (London, 1887), p. 295. accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: London


Charlotte Papendiek
court servant

Listening to

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Haydn symphony
written by Haydn
performed by Jan Ladislav Dussek, Madame Krumpholtus

Experience Information

Date/Time 1792
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public


This was the first of a season of concerts in the Hanover Square Rooms for which Salomon invited Haydn to come to London.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:06:21 +0000