in Leicester - the 1780's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 34:

A concert was convened of the amateurs at the Exchange for his [the young William Crotch's] benefit, at which he performed several pieces to the admiration of the audience. After this, he exhibited his talent upon the violin, which he played left-handed, and being very small of his age, he stood in a chair to lead the concert. In one of the pieces he stopped Mr. Tilley, who was the principal violoncello, and pointed out a passage—infant as he was— that our grave performer had played incorrectly. Such early indications of talent gave high expectations of future greatness, and had he not …   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 34. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396967117083 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: Leicester

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1780's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:25:17 +0100