Anna Seward - between late 18th Century and early 19th Century
from Letter from Anna Seward to Edward Jerningham, Esq., 23 February 1801, pages 361–364:
What you tell me about the exclusion of compositions by English masters from the high-life concerts, only proves that the same infatuation prevails in that science amongst our great people, as in poetry amongst our academicians. It is the English mania to prefer the productions of foreigners to those of our own country. I see you are not acquainted with the beautiful compositions in music, which exist for the honour of England. You have had no opportunity of hearing them, banished as they dully are from the fashionable concerts. So was Shakespeare banished our stage from … more >>
Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Edward Jerningham, Esq., 23 February 1801. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 5 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 361–364. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535811366352 accessed: 24 October, 2021
|Date/Time||between late 18th Century and early 19th Century|
Anna Seward reflects on the tastes of contemporary audiences and concert promoters, and recalls music that she has enjoyed in the past.