Henry Slingsby et al. in London - 2 December, 1674

from Diary of John Evelyn, 2 December 1674, pages 202-203:

December 2: heard Signor Francisco on the Harpsichord, esteem'd on of the most excellent masters in Europe on that Instrument: then came Nicholao with his Violin & struck all mute, but Mrs. Knight, who sung incomparably, & doubtlesse has the greatest reach of any English Woman: she had lately ben roming in Italy: & was much improv'd in that quality: There was other Musique, & this Consort was at Mr. Slingsbys Master of the Mint, my worthy friend, & greate lover of Musique:
cite as

John Evelyn, Diary of John Evelyn, 2 December 1674. In De la Bédoyère, Guy (ed.), The Diary of John Evelyn (Woodbridge, 1995), p. 202-203. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408530892814 accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Henry Slingsby
Master of the Mint
John Evelyn
Diarist, Writer

Listening to

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Italian vocal and instrumental works performed by Mrs. Knight, Nicola Matteis, Signor Francisco

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 December, 1674
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:34:53 +0100