Duchess of Hamilton in London - 13 April, 1832

from Memorials of Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, baronet, M.A., doctor and professor of music in the University of Oxford; preceptor and canon residentary in the cathedral church of Hereford: founder of St Michael's Tenbury, and first incumbent of that church, page 26:

April 13TH, 1832.

I have been to day to hear Sir Gore Ouseley's little boy, and never was I so affected by anything in my life. I can find no words to express my astonished delight when I saw the little fellow, only six years old, sit down to the pianoforte, and commence an extemporaneous performance, which baffles all description. His large dark eyes lighted up, his whole soul seemed intent upon what he was about, and yet with all this there was such a genuine childish simplicity. I could not say half of what I feel.

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Francis T. Havergal, Memorials of Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, baronet, M.A., doctor and professor of music in the University of Oxford; preceptor and canon residentary in the cathedral church of Hereford: founder of St Michael's Tenbury, and first incumbent of that church (London, 1899), p. 26. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436610229204 accessed: 23 September, 2021

location of experience: London

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Unspecified piano works
written by Frederick Arthur Gore Ousley
performed by Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 April, 1832
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 11:23:50 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:28:30 +0100