Mary Delany in Ireland - December, 1750

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, pages 629-630:

Letter from Mrs. Delany to Bernard Granville, Esq., Park Street, Grosvenor Square. Delville, Dec. 18, 1750 - I heard him play at the Bishop of Derry's a solo of Geminiani's which he had never seen ; he played it cleverly, as his execution is extraordinary, but his taste in the adagio part was ill suited to the music. He is young, modest, and well-behaved, as I am told, and were he to play under Mr. Handel's direction two or three years, would make a surprizing player. We are so fond of him here, that were it known I gave this hint, I should be expelled all musical society, as they so much …   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. 629-630. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434552987587 accessed: 4 July, 2022

location of experience: Ireland

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Solo of Geminiani's
written by Francesco Geminiani
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 15:56:27 +0100
Approved on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:43:48 +0100