William Gardiner in London - 1833

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 695:

In 1833 a German opera corps came to London, and performed the Freischütz of Weber, and the Fidelio of Beethoven, in the original language. Perhaps no circumstance has tended to improve our theatrical music so much as the visit of these Germans. The excellence of their performance was to be attributed to the taste and skill of the conductor. Heretofore our bands have been led and directed by the first violin, who, when difficulties occurred, desisted from playing, and, by the flourish of his bow, endeavoured to keep his troops together. On the appearance of a new …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 695. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435440950227 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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written by Beethoven, Beethoven
Der Freisch├╝tz
written by Carl Maria von Weber

Experience Information

Date/Time 1833
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:35:50 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:47:45 +0100