William Gardiner in London

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 525:

On going with a party to play at quoits, in a close of Mr. Heyrick's, I asked Mr. Greatorex his opinion of the Creation. He, unhesitatingly, answered that it never would be performed in England, as the style was too theatrical for the taste of the people ; indeed, it was so unlike everything he had seen that he confessed he could not play it. In the evening I laid the book before his sister to play the trio, ' On Thee each living soul awaits,' which, in the bass solo, resolves into the chord of E b b major. Shutting the book, she declared it was so strange that she did not know where to put …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 525. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433882483402 accessed: 6 December, 2023

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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written by Joseph Haydn

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 21:41:23 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:45:30 +0100