John Evelyn et al. in Tower Hill - 30 May, 1698

from Diary of John Evelyn, 30 May 1698, page 344:

[May] 30 I dined at Mr. Pepyss, where I heard that rare Voice, Mr. Pate, who was lately come from Italy, reputed the most excellent singer, ever England had: he sang indeede many rare Italian Recitatives, &c: & severall compositions of the last Mr. Pursal, esteemed the best composer of any Englishman hitherto:
cite as

John Evelyn, Diary of John Evelyn, 30 May 1698. In De la Bédoyère, Guy (ed.), The Diary of John Evelyn (Woodbridge, 1995), p. 344. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Tower Hill


John Evelyn
Diarist, Writer
Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Italian recitatives performed by Mr Pate
vocal music by Henry Purcell
written by Henry Purcell
performed by Mr Pate

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 May, 1698
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:37:27 +0100