Caroline Powys in London, England - in the beginning of 1776

from Diary of Caroline Powys, 1776, page 161:


When in London this spring (1776) we had the very high entertainment, at a private concert, of hearing the celebrated Mrs. Sheridan sing many songs, accompanied by Giardini on the violin. I had never had that pleasure since she was Miss Linley; was then charmed, but more so now. I think indeed her voice, person, and manner are more than one generally sees combined, and then her being so totally unaffected, render each ten times as pleasing as otherwise they would be.


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Caroline Powys, Diary of Caroline Powys, 1776. In Climenson, Emily J. (ed.), Passages from the Diaries of Mrs. Philip Lybbe Powys of Hardwick House, Oxon. A.D. 1756 to 1808 (London, 1899), p. 161. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Caroline Powys

Listening to

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Songs with violin accompaniment performed by Giardini, Mrs. Sheridan

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1776
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:47:07 +0000
Approved on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 12:18:39 +0000