in London - 23 January, 1744

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, page 254:

Letter from Mrs. Delany to Mrs. Dewes, Clarges Street, 24 Jan. 1743-4 - I was yesterday morning at Mr. Handel's to hear the rehearsal of Semele. It is a delightful piece of music, quite new and different from anything he has done : but I am afraid I shall hear no more music this year, and that will be a loss to me,—but the harmony of friendship must make up that loss. As we have a prospect of meeting soon I defer a particular account of it till we meet. Francescina is improved, and sings the principal part in it.

cite as

Mary Delany, and Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, volume 1/2 (London, 1861), p. 254. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434462946983 accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: London

Listening to

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Semele
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Madame Duparc La Francesina

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 January, 1744
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:55:47 +0100
Approved on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:55:50 +0100