William Gardiner in Leicester - 1782

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 33-4:

About the year 1782, young Crotch was brought to Leicester, as a musical prodigy, being then not more than five years old. He was brought first to our house, and played upon the piano-forte as he sat upon his mother’s knee. At that time there were not more than two or three piano-fortes in the town or neighbourhood; mine was esteemed a good one, made by John Pholman, I suppose in Germany, and before any were made in England. Upon this instrument Crotch first exhibited his extraordinary talent in Leicester. I laid before him Handel’s organ concertos, which, without difficulty, he played at …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 33-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396966835440 accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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Organ Concertos
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by William Crotch

Experience Information

Date/Time 1782
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:20:35 +0100