Mary Delany in London - March, 1735

from Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, pages 533-534:

Tonight is Farinelli's benefit; all the polite world will flock there, and go at four o' the clock, for fear they should not be time enough: I don't love mobbing, and so I shall leave them to themselves. My sister gave you an account of Mr. Handel's playing here for three hours together: I did wish for you, for no entertainment in music could exceed it, except his playing on the organ in Esther, where he performs a part in two concertos, that are the finest things I ever heard in my life.

cite as

Mary Granville, and Augusta Hall (ed.), Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, volume 1 (London, 1861), p. 533-534. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444411372026 accessed: 15 August, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Esther
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1735
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:22:52 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 22:50:40 +0000