William Gardiner in London - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 693-694:

At a soirée in Berkeley House I was much gratified by a... display of skill on the violoncello by Lord Arundel, when accompanying the Honourable Henry Berkeley on the piano-forte. Nothing came amiss; he occasionally touched all the parts with an address that quite delighted me...

... After this, we had some excellent vocal music in which the Lady Mary Berkeley and Lord Segrave took a part. His lordship has one of the best-defined bass voices I ever heard, and sang the music in 'Macbeth' with a solid accuracy seldom heard in professors.

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 693-694. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435439989654 accessed: 9 December, 2022

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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Macbeth performed by Lord Segrave

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:19:49 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:11:44 +0100