William Gardiner in Leicester - 1793

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 142-143:

In 1793, the lady came to Leicester in search of the estate of Old Dalby, in this county, where she intended to reside ; but the mansion was so much out of repair that it would require a year or more to make it fit for her reception. During this interval she took lodgings in Leicester. Mrs. Bowater, having lived much in Germany, had acquired a fine taste in music ; and as the Abbe was a very fine performer on the violin, music was essential to fill up this irksome period. My company was sought, with that of two of my friends, to make up, occasionally an instrumental quartet [...] Our music …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 142-143. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433109180562 accessed: 21 April, 2024

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Experience Information

Date/Time 1793
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 31 May 2015 22:53:00 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:06:07 +0100