William Gardiner in London - 1837

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 688-689:

... The most pre-eminent meetings of this kind are the soirées of Dr. Elliotson, the distinguished professor in the London University.... I heard one of the posthumous quartetts of Beethoven, which are so difficult to be understood, played with consummate skill by Eliason, Guynemer, Ella, and Lucas. The extraordinary Henry Herz executed a sonata of Mendelssohn with unparalleled brilliancy. The Capricio of this author in E minor stands by itself; full of sublimity, it awakens in the mind a train of thought that penetrates into the unexplored regions of the fancy. It …   more >>

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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 688-689. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1440600267713 accessed: 25 February, 2024

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Henry Herz
written by Beethoven
performed by Eliason, Ella, Guynemer, Lucas

Experience Information

Date/Time 1837
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:44:28 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:45:16 +0100