William Gardiner in London - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 673-674:

I was present when Paganini made his first appearance in the Opera House, and the crowd that surrounded the doors at an early hour consisted entirely of composers and musicians. The eagerness was much increased by two previous disappointments ; Paganini not daring for some time to come before an English audience. I got in, at the hazard of my bones, and the house was filled in an instant ; hundreds being left in the street. I stood next to Mr. Venua, of Cambridge, and a Scotchman who had come from Edinburgh, and was more fortunate than Venua, who had made an unsuccessful journey the week …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 673-674. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434799734667 accessed: 9 December, 2022

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:28:54 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:11:18 +0100