George Frideric Handel - 1741

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 22,23:

Sir, / It was with the greatest Pleasure I saw the continuation of Your kindness by the Lines you was pleased to send me, in order to be prefixed to Your Oratorio Messiah, which I set to Musick before I left England. I am emboldened, Sir, by the generous Concern You please to take in relation to my affairs, to give you an account to the Success I have met here. The Nobility did me the Honour to make amongst themselves a Subscription for 6 Nights, which did fill a Room of 600 Persons. so that I needed not sell one single Ticket at the Door. and without Vanity the Performance was received …   more >>

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Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 22,23. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424645491538 accessed: 7 May, 2021

Listeners

George Frideric Handel
Composer
1685-1759

Listening to

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Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Mr. Dubourgh, Signora Avolio, George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time 1741
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from George Frideric Handel to Charles Jennens, Jr., Librettist for Handel’s Messiah, and L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Dublin, December 29, 1741.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 22:51:31 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:21:10 +0000