Countess Granville et al. in Royal Pavilion, Brighton - 28 December, 1823, at night

from Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady G. Morpeth, 29 December 1823, page 240:

We had Rossini last night. He must have been much pleased with his reception; the King was quite enraptured at having him. The singing is delicious, such varied powers of expressing whatever he pleases. He is a fat, sallow squab of a man, but with large, languishing eyes and des traits which justify his thinking himself, as they say he does, something very irresistible. We gave him in return lots of Handel, the Coronation Anthem, etc.

cite as

Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady G. Morpeth, 29 December 1823. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, volume 1 (London, 1894), p. 240. accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Royal Pavilion, Brighton


Countess Granville
King George IV

Listening to

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Coronation Anthem
written by George Frideric Handel
Unspecified music
written by Handel
Vocal music
written by Gioachino Rossini
performed by Gioachino Rossini

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 December, 1823, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Harriet Leveson Gower's sister, Georgiana Dorothy Howard, was titled Lady Morpeth until September 1825, after which she was titled Lady Carlisle.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:18:08 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:20:40 +0100