William Gardiner in Vienna - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 868:

When Mozart visited the Sixtine chapel at Rome to steal a copy of the celebrated Miserere, performed in the passion-week, and which was presented to the emperor's chapel at Vienna, it entirely failed. I was present at the Ancient Concert when this piece was introduced, and, as at Vienna, it had no more effect than the dullest and most common chant. There is a precision and dexterity in a band of this kind, that can scarcely be explained by written characters. In accelerating or retarding the time, in swelling or diminishing, according to the sentiment of the pass age, a result is …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 868. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435612133298 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Listening to

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Miserere
written by Allegri

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 22:08:53 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:02:20 +0100