William Gardiner in London - 1837

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 686-687:

The evening parties, called soirées, are certainly the most pleasant meetings the metropolis affords The term lately has been used to indicate small musical performances to which the public are admitted, but which soon grew into crowded concerts. What I would speak of are private meetings at the houses of distinguished persons in science and art, and which are open to the literati on being introduced by a friend. Mr. Martin, the celebrated painter of Belshazzar's Feast and the Fall of Nineveh, is a man of superlative genius, and draws around him, in his soirées, the most …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 686-687. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435419164512 accessed: 26 September, 2022

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Experience Information

Date/Time 1837
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:32:44 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:38:38 +0100