Anna Seward in Lichfield - between 1787 and 1789

from Letter from Anna Seward to Miss Sophia Weston, 4 February 1789, page 234:

In the past two years, I have made so great a point of devoting an hour most days to the harpsichord, that I feel my progress in thorough bass, and am much complimented upon it, under the consciousness that all my youth passed away in total ignorance of musical notes. I can now play in little private concerts, with tolerable facility. No small delight to such an enthusiast in the science as your friend.

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Miss Sophia Weston, 4 February 1789. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 2 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 234. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Lichfield


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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Harpsichord music performed by Anna Seward

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1787 and 1789
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


Anna Seward is both performer and listener as she practises the harpsichord.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:35:38 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:20:04 +0100