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.
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
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written by Beethoven
|performed by Dando, Eliason, Ella, Lucas|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|