Countess Granville et al. in Royal Pavilion, Brighton - 28 December, 1823, at night
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.
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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1537273088175 accessed: 13 August, 2020
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written by George Frideric Handel
written by Handel
written by Gioachino Rossini
|performed by Gioachino Rossini|
|Date/Time||28 December, 1823, at night|
|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.