William Gardiner in York - the 1820's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 725-726:

About the age of seventeen, she [Maria Malibran] was engaged at one of the York Festivals, which I attended.... Two songs in th Messiah were appointed to her, and my friend Guynemer, who had heard her rehearse them, thought I might be of use in correcting some little points in the enunciation ofthe words. For this purpose I was introduced, and after the first song I asked her why she sang a certain passage in such a namby pamby way, so much at bariance with her own open and generous style ? She immediately replied, "What you call namby pamby?" "Why, I said, a mincing, …   more >>

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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 725-726. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1440502861653 accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: York


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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Rejoice greatly
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Maria Malibran

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1820's
Medium live

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:41:01 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:41:53 +0100