William Gardiner in London

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 644:

Calling one evening upon Mr. Greatorex in town, he took me with him to a musical club, composed of the principal vocalists of the ancient concert. They met at each other's houses for the sake of a little fiddling. It was at Mr. Linley's, the brother of Mrs. Sheridan. Bartleman, I think, played the first violin, and Greatorex the principal bass. The Knyvetts, Elliot, Vaughan, &c., joined in filling up the parts to Corelli's concertos. Every one tried to do that which when done was not worth hearing; but they seemed highly amused and gratified. When they had gone through a movement with …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 644. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434795823020 accessed: 6 December, 2023

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:23:43 +0100
Approved on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:18:16 +0100