John Marsh in Gosport - in the beginning of 1768

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

The modern symphony or overture with hautboy & horn parts instead of ripieno violins having been introduc'd not long before this time, Mr McArthur soon brought the two first setts of Bach & Abel to our meetings as a valuable addition & variation of style, which he used to lead with great spirit & rapidity. It was however some time before he could bring over any but Mr Chapman to his opinion, as Mr Ducket used to twist about in playing the 2d. fiddle & wanted to rest at the end of every quick movement. Little Wafer too grumbl'd at the reiterated quavers upon one note for several bars together, …   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. 124-125. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394718465872 accessed: 17 January, 2022

location of experience: Gosport

Listeners

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

Listening to

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symphony by Abel
written by Carl Friedrich Abel
performed by John Marsh, Mr Chapman, Mr Ducket, Mr McArthur, Mr Wafer
symphony by Bach
written by Bach
performed by John Marsh, Mr Chapman, Mr Ducket, Mr McArthur, Mr Wafer

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1768
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:47:45 +0000