Mary Delany in Dublin - December, 1750

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, page 629:

Letter from Mrs. Delany to Bernard Granville, Esq., Park Street, Grosvenor Square. Delville, Dec. 18, 1750 - I was at the rehearsal and performance of The Messiah, and though voices and hands were wanting to do it justice, it was very tolerably performed, and gave me great pleasure — 'tis heavenly. Morella conducted it, and I expected would have spoiled it, but was agreeably surprized to find the contrary ; he came off with great applause. I thought it would be impossible for his wild fancy and fingers to have kept within bounds ; but Handel's music inspired and awed him. He says (but I …   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. 629. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434552768048 accessed: 17 September, 2021

location of experience: Dublin

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Morella

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:52:48 +0100
Approved on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:46:20 +0100