Peter Hawker's daughters et al. in Winchester - 20 September, 1839

from Journal entry, 20 September 1839, page 168:

A treat worth all the game shooting in the world. Thalberg at Winchester for his farewell performance. Drove the girls over, and a delightful treat we had, as he was far more extraordinary than when we last heard him in town; his miraculous combination of working in four parts with intense feeling and electrifying execution decidedly proves him to be the greatest pianist that ever sat before the public.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 20 September 1839. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker 1802–1853, volume 2 (London, 1893), p. 168. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Winchester


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Piano music
written by Sigismond Thalberg
performed by Sigismond Thalberg

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 September, 1839
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:43:05 +0100
Approved on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:07:19 +0100