Anne Belasyse et al. in London - 18 June, 1666

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 18 June 1666, page 633:

Thence to my Lord Bellasyse by invitation, and there dined with him and his lady and daughter; and at dinner there played to us a young boy lately come from France, where he had been learning a year or two on the viallin, and plays finely. But impartially, I do not find any goodness in their ayres (though very good) beyond ours, when played by the same hand; I observed in several of Baptiste's (the present great composer) and our Bannisters. But it was pretty to see how passionately my Lord's daughter loves music, the most that ever I saw creature in my life.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 18 June 1666. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 633. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Anne Belasyse
1st Baron Belasyse
royalist army officer
Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 June, 1666
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:38:02 +0100