Mrs Bernard et al. - December, 1752
from Letter from Mrs Delany to Mrs Dewes, Delville, 15 December 1752, page 184:
Yesterday morning we went to the rehearsal of the "Messiah", it was very tolerably performed. I was a little afraid of it, as I think the music very affecting, and I found it so - but I am glad I went, as I felt great comfort from it, and I had the good fortune to have Mrs. Bernard sit by me, the Primate's sister, a most worthy sensible woman, of an exalted mind; it adds greatly to the satisfaction of such an entertainment to be seated by those who have the same relish for it we have ourselves.
Letter from Mrs Delany to Mrs Dewes, Delville, 15 December 1752. In Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and correspondence of Mary Granville, volume Series,1 Vol. III (London, 1861), p. 184. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1440690691152 accessed: 11 August, 2022
Listening tohide composers
written by George Frideric Handel
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|