London audiences in London, England - the 1790's
from Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Gell, 29 June 1796, page 222:
Not less contemptible is the twin-degeneracy you mention in the public taste for music. Shakespeare and Handel no longer excite the transports of a London audience. But your sensibility is too poignant, and too natural, to sink, palsied, beneath the touch of that torpedo to real excellence, fashion.
Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Gell, 29 June 1796. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 4 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 222. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535794549928 accessed: 29 January, 2022
Listening tohide composers
Music by Handel
written by George Frideric Handel
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