William Gardiner in Leicester - 1785

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 66-68:

One of my earliest musical acquaintance was John Brooke, Esq., a gentleman of good fortune and refined manners, possessing considerable skill and taste in the fine arts. His house was a complete museum, containing the most valuable books, pictures, engravngs, and choice musical instruments. The first subscription concerts held in Leicester, in the year 1785, were projected by him, the orchestra chiefly composed of the following gentlemen: the Rev. Robert Burnaby, vicar of St. Margaret’s; his son, the Rev. Thomas Burnaby; William Tilley, John Brooke, William Hodges, and Robert Coleman, …   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 66-68. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397062610215 accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Leicester

Listeners

William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer
1770-1853

Listening to

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Symphony
written by Abell
Symphony
written by Martini
Symphony
written by Ditters
Symphony
written by Van Hall
sinfonia
written by Haydn
Concerto
written by Stanley
Concerto
written by Arcangelo Corelli
Symphony
written by Maldere
Symphony
written by Stamitz
Organ Concerto
written by Ned Rorem, George Frideric Handel
Concerto
written by Francesco Geminiani
Concerto
written by George Frideric Handel
Concerto
written by Avison
Oratorios
written by George Frideric Handel, Pasquale Anfossi
performed by Miss Fanny Valentine
Ballad
written by Vauxhall
performed by Miss Fanny Valentine

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:56:50 +0100