William Gardiner in London - the 1800's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 364:

Mr. [Ferdinand] Ries did me the favour to introduce me to a rehearsal of new music at the Philharmonic Society, and left me, saying he should soon return. On the first pause of the instruments one of the directors inquired how I came to be admitted, and was told that Mr. Ries had just left me. I was told that on no consideration could I be permitted to remain in the room, as no one was allowed to be present but the author of the piece then performing. As a favour I was finally desired to retire into one of the boxes, and draw the curtain before me. My friend shortly returned, and apologised …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 364. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1411327937171 accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Mr. Ferdinand Ries was a German composer, but also a friend, pupil and secretary of Ludwig van Beethoven

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:32:17 +0100