William Gardiner in London - May, 1791

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 152-153:

In the evening I attended the opera. The house was just opened, and had a most splendid appearance. The boxes were lined with sky-blue satin fringed with gold. Here I heard to more advantage the tenor singer, David, who had sung in the Abbey in the morning; he had been taught the words of Handel’s song, ‘His mighty arm with sudden blow,' which, as a Frenchman, he pronounced worse than the Italians, but his powerful voice covered all deficiencies.
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 152-153. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397206623424 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: London

Listeners

William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer
1770-1853

Listening to

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His mighty arm with sudden blow
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by David

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:57:03 +0100