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.

cite as

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. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Listening to

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Music by Handel
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1790's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 10:35:51 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:34:53 +0100