William Gardiner in Leicester - 1785

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 21-22:

Mara was then in her prime, and the manner in which she sang ‘I know that my Redeemer liveth' was truly sublime. Her pathos, and simple majesty of expression, has never been approached since her time. She captivated by the force and richness of her tones; and what she wanted in embellishment, was more than compensated by the inspired passion with which she uttered the words; though these were often injured by her foreign accent. The fire, dignity, and tenderness of her vocal appeal could never be misunderstood—it was irresistible. Mr. Harrison, at that time, had not acquired his …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 21-22. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396952903443 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Leicester

Listeners

William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer
1770-1853

Listening to

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The Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time 1785
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:28:23 +0100