William Gardiner - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 784:

Some of my most pleasant hours have been spent in the company of musical friends. Excepting the Opera and the Philharmonic Concert, music seldom gratifies me so much as in private parties... It is from instrumental music that I have derived the greatest pleasure, as in that, the sounds can be more correctly governed, than in the voice. For the chamber, I would only admit the following instruments : the piano, harp, and a quintetto of violins, violas, and violoncellos. Sometimes the flute may be added, if the performer has skill enough to keep it within bounds. 

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 784. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435609234415 accessed: 9 December, 2022


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

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 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:20:34 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:17:41 +0100