in Leicester - late 18th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 146-147:

Our visits to Mrs. Bowater, in summer time, were delightful. Sometimes we had our music in the neighbouring woods, enjoying the cool air under the trees. Music, when heard among hills and dales, surrounded by the scenery of nature, produces a dramatic effect beyond that of the theatre. When the morning foreboded a sultry day, immediately after breakfast, the servants removed the instruments and books to a cleared spot in the hanging wood, on the other side the valley. Here, on a bank of wild-thyme, we fixed our sylvan orchestra. On the first crash of the instruments, away scampered innumerable…   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 146-147. accessed: 24 September, 2023

location of experience: Leicester

Listening to

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Quartet No. 34
written by Joseph Haydn

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:07:40 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:08:03 +0100