William Gardiner in London - 1837

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 690:

In my visit to town, 1837, I found the taste for private musical parties much increased, and preferred to the crowd you meet with at the public concerts. At a soirée I heard a quartett of Beethoven's played by Eliason, Ella, Dando, and Lucas. Music of this delicate texture cannot be heard in a public room. The symphony is of a bolder cast, and requires a vast assemblage of instruments, and a spacious place to bring out its effects. 

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 690. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435419391348 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Listening to

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quartet
written by Beethoven
performed by Dando, Eliason, Ella, Lucas

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 16:36:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:19:23 +0100