William Gardiner in Leicestershire - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 488-489:

Mr. Ambrose Femy, a Martinico merchant, called upon me in the way of trade. He had with him his two sons ; and our trading affair being ended, hearing that I was fond of music, he informed me they were violin-players, and proposed to have a trio of Beethoven's in the evening. It was at the Angel Inn that I met them. The father, a large stout man, had a force and breadth of play, a grandeur of style, surpassing everything I had hitherto heard upon the violin [...] His love of music led him to carry his son Francis to Paris, and to place him under Cherubini, to be educated in the musical …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 488-489. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433879464338 accessed: 1 December, 2022

location of experience: Leicestershire

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Listening to

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Beethoven's serenade trio
written by Beethoven
performed by Ambrose Femy, Francis Femy, Henry Femy
Haydn's 57th quartett
written by Haydn
performed by Ambrose Femy, Francis Femy, Henry Femy

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 20:51:04 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:15:49 +0100