William Gardiner in Leicester - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 424-425:

Of all my acquaintance no one has contributed more to the pleasures of society, in my native town, than Dr. Hill. His hospitality and urbanity are extensively known, together with his eminence as a physician. The encouragement of the arts depends chiefly upon gentlemen of fortune and education, who have large establishments; for, whether in painting or music, spacious apartments are necessary to viewing the one or hearing the other. These advantages are more generally found in the houses of medical men than in those of any other class of society; and nowhere have our musical parties succeeded …   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 424-425. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1413208012872 accessed: 3 February, 2023

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:46:53 +0100