William Gardiner in England - at the end of the 1700's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 184-189:

Among the charming voices of my friends, none was sweeter than that of the lovely Clari. At the age of sixteen, she returned from school in France, with the bloom of youth and all the polish of that country [... ] As a pianist, Clari had a brilliant execution, and played the fantasias of Herz (whose pupil she was) with marked expression [...] As a vocalist, this gentle lady had less pretension. Her reserve kept her from everything like display, and seldom could she be prevailed upon to sing. When this timidity was overcome, you were charmed with a pathetic expression.

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 184-189. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433281426072 accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: England


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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Herz's fantasias
written by Henri Herz
performed by Clari

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1700's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:43:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:39:16 +0100