Thomas Twining in Passenham - 1796

from Thomas Twining to his Nephew, Richard, Colchester, 14 November 1796:

My journies, both to & from Passenham, & my stay of near five weeks there, were as pleasant, & as perfectly answered to me, as possible. I wished for you often. We had abundance of Music. Two musical mornings at Mrs. Prowse’s at Wicken Park: two at Passenham, &c. Two Miss Sharps were at Wicken: one of them plays & sings charmingly. I wish you had heard her & me (I speak as a coxcomb) rattle away the Gypsy movement in Op. 73 of Haydn. It is delightful in its style; which has such a restless vivacity & gaiety, that I believe you would have danced about the room, nay perhaps have broken your …   more >>
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Thomas Twining, Thomas Twining to his Nephew, Richard, Colchester, 14 November 1796. In Thomas Twining, and Ralph S. Walker (ed.), A selection of Thomas Twining's letters 1734-1804 : the record of a tranquil life, volume 1 (Lewiston, New York, 1991). accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Passenham


Thomas Twining
Cleric, cleric

Listening to

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Haydn Quartets Op.73
written by Haydn
performed by Thomas Twining Miss Sharp, Mr Doyle, Henry Elmsall

Experience Information

Date/Time 1796
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by David Rowland on Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:28:42 +0000