William Gardiner in London - early 19th Century
from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 692:
At Lord Saltoun's I heard parts of the new operas cleverly arranged for his lordship's parties by Mr. Ella. Lady Conyngham was at the piano-forte, Captain Montague, violoncello; the Duke of Leinster, double bass; Mr. Ella, violin; and Lord Saltoun, the guitar. This is an agreeable way of becoming acquainted with the elaborate productions performed in the Opera House, especially to these noblemen who support the theatre.
William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 692. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435419649695 accessed: 3 December, 2023
|Date/Time||early 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|