William Gardiner in Leicester - the 1800's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 372:

I had great pleasure in her [Miss Mary Linwood] acquaintance, as she was the only lady in Leicester that could read difficult music at sight. Upon my purchasing a copy of Haydn's Seasons, I was surprised and delighted to find that she could with facility execute both the voice and piano-forte part of that difficult work. This lady, I believe, has composed an opera, and oratorio, and is also an authoress.
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 372. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1411328977796 accessed: 20 February, 2024

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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The Seasons
written by Haydn
performed by William Gardiner, Miss Mary Linwood

Experience Information

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


Miss Mary Linwood should not be confused with her Aunt, Mary Linwood who was a famous needle women in Leicester

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:49:37 +0100