William Gardiner et al. in Leicester - 1794

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 112-114:

The Honourable Mrs. Bowater...was on a visit to the Elector Palatine at Bonn...when the French invaded the Low Countries, and was compelled hastily to leave.... The Abbé Dobler, chaplain to the Elector, accompanied her to Hamburgh, with the full intention of returning; but while there he was declared an emigrant. She...offered the Abbé a domicile in England: they arrived at Leicester about the year 1793.... [In Bonn] a rough black-headed lad, son of the inn-keeper...[had] exhibited so striking a talent for music as to attract the notice of my friend. This boy turned out to be that …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 112-114. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397069589564 accessed: 19 May, 2024

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
Mr Valentine

Listening to

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Trio in E flat
written by Beethoven
performed by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 1794
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:53:09 +0100