William Gardiner in Leicester - the 1780's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 24:

At that time we had only two teachers of the harpsichord in Leicester, who both refused to give me lessons, supposing that I was intended for the musical profession. I was thus left to struggle on as well as I could; and through the kindness of Mr. Ludlam I was occasionally permitted to visit this noble instrument [the organ of the presbyterian meeting-house]. The first time we went to the church, the old philosopher, on sitting down, commenced with a preludio upon the diapasons; and, by way of exciting my imagination, said, “We shall have the men with their oboes here presently;—they are …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 24. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396953956060 accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1780's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Mr Ludlam was Rev. William Ludlam, a senior fellow at St John's College Cambridge.

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:45:56 +0100