William Gardiner in London - 3 July, 1837

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 684:

At the Philharmonic Concert, June 3rd, 1837, I heard Beethoven's symphony, 'The Eroica,' and, in the estimation of that learned body, it was never played with more success. The night was mild, after the seven months' dreary weather, and the instruments were no longer restricted by the cold, but vibrated pleasantly ; so much does the state of the atmosphere affect and operate upon musical sounds. This symphony is even a more powerful display of the author's imagination than that of the Pastorale. He wrote it in honour of Bonaparte, and intended to call it the Sinfonia de Napoleon ; …   more >>

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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 684. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434800483036 accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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Eroica Symphony
written by Beethoven
performed by Philharmonic

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 July, 1837
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:41:23 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:42:48 +0100