John Marsh - 8 September, 1774

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), pages 124-125:

The annual Music Meeting at Windon beginning on the 7th., I went there on Thursday the 8th & attended the oratorio of L'Allegro Penseroso at St John's Room, at which I was much pleas'd by the manner of Miss Linley's singing "The prince unable to complain" (in which she was encor'd) but particularly with the song of "Sweet Bird" most delicately accompan'd by her brother on the violin, who also played a concerto between the acts.
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John Marsh, The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828). In John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 124-125. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394112571882 accessed: 26 June, 2022

Listeners

John Marsh
Gentleman, violinist, Composer, Music criticism […]
1752-1828

Listening to

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"Sweet Bird" song for female voice with obbligato violin performed by Mary Linley, Thomas Linley
"The prince unable to complain" - song for female voice performed by Mary Linley
L'Allegro Penseroso

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 September, 1774
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Venue was St John's Room, Winton; songs were probably inserted in between the acts of the main work 'LAllegro Penseroso' or given as encores.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:04:48 +0000