Anna Seward in Birmingham and Lichfield - mid December, 1796

from Letter from Anna Seward to Miss Arden, 17 December 1796, pages 288–289:

The Orpheus of the English orchestra, Cramer, descended amongst us last week. On a visit to Lord Curzon, he loitered a few days in our little city, allured by the society of his friend Saville. Four of those evenings were devoted to music at Mr Parker’s, Mr S. Simpson’s, and twice at my house. We sat down twenty to supper each night, and the parties were at once harmonic and convivial. Nothing could exceed Mr Cramer’s amiable desire to please and oblige. He not only played overtures, solos, and quartettos, in the divinest …   more >>

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Miss Arden, 17 December 1796. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 4 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 288–289. accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: Birmingham and Lichfield


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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Violin solo performed by Wilhelm Cramer
Country dances performed by Wilhelm Cramer
A song performed by John Saville
Overtures, solos and quartets performed by Wilhelm Cramer
Humorous music performed by Wilhelm Cramer

Experience Information

Date/Time mid December, 1796
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 11:04:01 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:40:02 +0100