William Gardiner in London - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 694:

At Mr. Ella's soirée I heard a sublime piece from Spohr's 'Faust,' sung by an elegant amateur, Miss Baker, who, in voice and style, could only be exceeded by Grisi herself. In the accompaniment there was a noble passage for the double bass, admirably executed by Mr. Holder, which gave me a strong intimation that he would some day become Dragonetti's successor.

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 694. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435440672732 accessed: 27 January, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Listening to

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Faust
written by Louis Spohr
performed by Miss Baker, Mr Holder

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 22:31:12 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:53:28 +0100