William Gardiner in London - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 806-807:

... I was requested to call upon a lad, in the Royal Academy of Music. So little do the Londoners know of their neighbours, that I was misdirected to the music-rooms, Hanover-square, instead of the Academy. However, I heard at a distance some musical sounds ; I thought a bear was dancing in the street. Proceeding to the spot, I found the place I was in search of. Having rapped at the door, for the life of me I could not recollect the name of the boy. " Did he sing or play?" I was asked. I could not tell. I might take a peep into the different rooms, and see if I could find him. In a large …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 806-807. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435610093729 accessed: 9 December, 2022

location of experience: London


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 21:34:53 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:46:31 +0100