Mary Delany in Dublin - January, 1752

from Letter from Mary Granville Pendarves Delany to Anne Granville Dewes, 26 Jan., 1752, page 406:

Last Saturday we were invited to the Primate's to hear music…it was the Duke of Dorset's birthday, and the entertainment given in honour of it. A fine dinner was given to a number of the principal men…. Our music was chiefly Italian -- the Stabat Mater, sung by Guadagni (whom you heard sing in Mr. Handel's oratorios) and Mrs. Oldmixon; Dubourg the principal violin: it was well performed, and some of the duet parts are very pretty. They had more music after we left them, but we staid till nearly ten, which was a late hour for us.
cite as

Mary Delany, Letter from Mary Granville Pendarves Delany to Anne Granville Dewes, 26 Jan., 1752. In Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delany, volume 2 (Boston, 1879), p. 406. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386673372720 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: Dublin

Listeners

Mary Delany
Writer, Artist
1700-1788

Listening to

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Stabat Mater
written by Gioachino Rossini, Pergolesi
performed by Guadagni, Mrs Oldmixon, Dubourg

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1752
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:02:52 +0000