William Gardiner et al. in Derby - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 490-491:

As soon as the concert was over, they hurried into a chaise and arrived at Derby just in time for her first song, at the church, in the morning. I [William Gardiner] was in the director's pew; and Lord George Cavendish, who was expressing regret at the loss of Miss Stephens, in a conversation with the Duke of Devonshire, asked my opinion of Mrs. Salmon as a singer. I said, " My lord, I came with an expectation of being much gratified by your musical treat, but am not at all disappointed at the change ; you promised me silver, but unexpectedly give me gold." This observation reconciled them,…   more >>

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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 490-491. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433880841179 accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Derby


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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With verdure clad
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Mrs Salmon

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 21:14:01 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:19:19 +0100