William Gardiner et al. in Leicester - the 1790's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 343-344:

While at Belgrave Charles Pochin, Esq., of Barkby, complimented her [Madame Catalani] by giving a grand banquet, to which the first families of the county were invited to meet her. At supper she was placed at the head of a large horse-shoe table, so that every one could see her; and as she sat gave us a song, calling upon me to join her in the droll effusion of Malbroke, but I declared my inability. However, she began it with her husband, Valibrique. Not recollecting the words, he stopped at the third verse, and Sir Gerard Noel struck into the tune, and accompanied her through the remaining …   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 343-344. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1411073277861 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
Sir Gerard Noel
Member of Parliament

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1790's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:47:58 +0100