William Gardiner in Kingston Upon Hull - the 1790's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 110:

At this time Hull was the most unmusical place I ever visited. I attended a concert given by Mons. Aldy, the celebrated violinist. Scarcely more than half-a-dozen persons were present, and so few professors resided in the place, that a violoncello performer could not be found to accompany him: this part was wretchedly performed by a man upon the bassoon. I introduced myself to him, and condoled with him in his piteous situation, and encouraged him to play his succeeding pieces by himself.
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 110. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397068485493 accessed: 25 September, 2017

location of experience: Kingston Upon Hull

Listeners

William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer
1770-1853

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1790's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:34:45 +0100