William Gardiner in London - 1802

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 243-244:

...I first became acquainted with Mr. Clementi in passing through London, on my way to Paris, on the concluding of the peace of Amiens... The peace had brought many foreigners to London, and I sat down at his table with French, Spanish, Germans, Italians, Russians, Turks, and Arabs, and with every one of these Clementi held a conversation, generally in their own language...While we were at table a young gentleman named Field, an élève of Mr. Clementi, sat down to the pianoforte, and gratified the company by playing one of Bach’s fugues, in which, by his force of touch, he maintained a …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 243-244. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397383026819 accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer

Listening to

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written by Johann Sebastian Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time 1802
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:57:07 +0100