Charlotte Louise Henrietta Papendiek in London - 1778

from Memoir of Charlotte Louise Henrietta Albert Papendiek, Chapter 4, 1778, page 107:

The oratorio performances, in which [Johann Christian Bach] was engaged as one of the proprietors, in a great measure failed. He had composed for the occasion, and played between the acts, his second concerto. A modern piece was usual, but as it was to be heard on the organ, it was ill chosen, for, though beautiful in itself, it did not accord with the sacred performance, and Bach being no organ player the whole thing rather tended to detract from the success of the evening. About this time pianofortes were first introduced into this country. They had been in use for some little time in …   more >>
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Charlotte Louise Henrietta Papendiek, Memoir of Charlotte Louise Henrietta Albert Papendiek, Chapter 4, 1778. In Mrs Vernon Delves Broughton (ed.), Court and Private Life in the Time of Queen Charlotte: Being the Journals of Mrs. Papendiek, Assistant Keeper of the Wardrobe and Reader, to Her Majesty, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 107. accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: London


Charlotte Louise Henrietta Papendiek
court servant

Listening to

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J. C. Bach concerto
written by Bach
performed by Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time 1778
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 09:55:01 +0000