Mary Delany in Dublin - at the end of 1750

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, page 626:

Letter from Mrs. Delany to Mrs. Dewes, Delville, 10 Dec. 1750 - On Tuesday morning next, the rehearsal of the Messiah is to be for the benefit of debtors—on Thursday evening it will be performed. I hope to go to both ; our new, and therefore favourite performer Morella is to play the first fiddle, and conduct the whole. I am afraid his French taste will prevail ; I shall not be able to endure his introducing froth and nonsense in that sublime and awful piece of music. What makes me fear this will be the case, is, that in the closing of the eighth concerto of Corelli, instead of playing it …   more >>
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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. 626. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434551326434 accessed: 24 September, 2021

location of experience: Dublin

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Corelli's 8th Concerto
written by Arcangelo Corelli
performed by Morella
Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Morella

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1750
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:28:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:04:35 +0100