William Gardiner - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 785-6:

I have listened with delight to the sonata in E minor, by Mendelssohn, as performed by my friend, Miss W —. This composition stands alone, and exhibits the science under a new form. Its effects can only be drawn out by a mind in unison with the author. The style of Herz bears no resemblance to that of the sombre Mendelssohn, and is strikingly original. It may be said to be an assemblage of the most glittering objects continually passing before the eyes. What can vie with his sonatas when executed by the brilliant touch of Miss R —? The genius of the piano-forte, after all, …   more >>

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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 785-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435609722833 accessed: 24 May, 2024


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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sonata in E minor
written by Felix Mendelssohn

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 21:28:43 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:04:14 +0100