William Gardiner in Birmingham - 1834

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 676-681:

I met the Chevalier Neuckomm at Mr. Moor's house in Birmingham, during the festival in 1834. I found him a plain intelligent man, speaking very good English. I could suppose in person he somewhat resembles his great master, Haydn. He laid before me the oratorio of David, just composed by him, which I heard the following day. The choruses are magnificent, but so loaded with the brazen sounds, that they require at least fifty additional stringed instruments to a part, to counterbalance and assuage their terrible roar. There was also an enormous bass instrument, the Ophicleide, …   more >>

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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 676-681. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434800203115 accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Birmingham


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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Mount Sinai
written by Neukomm
written by Neukomm

Experience Information

Date/Time 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:36:43 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:55:51 +0100