in Paris - July, 1802

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 246:

I visited Notre Dame on the Sunday, and introduced myself to the organist during service, who persuaded me to strike a few chords on the organ, which at once ratified our acquaintance, and I went home with him to take coffee. He lodged with two old ladies of the “ancien regime,” dressed in powder and stately costume, who received me with great politeness. In the room was a wretched little piano, the notes of which had never been heard amidst the sounds of war. I played and sang a canzonet of Haydn’s, with which they were delighted to tears, for they had not heard a note of this master …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 246. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397383435649 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listening to

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Canzonet
written by Haydn
performed by William Gardiner

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:03:55 +0100