John Marsh - 1764

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), page 28:

On my arrival at Gosport w'ch was in the evening, one of the first things I enquir'd about was concerning my sister's proficiency in music, who had for 3. or 4. months been learning of Mr Wafer the organist to play upon an old spinnet of my Aunt Pratten's which she had lately sent for from Twickenham, where she had left it on coming to live with my father; & in this I was immediately gratified, not indeed by a mere recital of what she co'd do but by the thing itself, as at my aunts [sic] desire, she immediately sat down to the spinet; & with the first introductory prelude she played I was …   more >>
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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. 28. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394648782531 accessed: 16 August, 2022

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

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Date/Time 1764
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:26:22 +0000