Thomas Moore in Blackrock - in the middle of 1795

from Memoirs of Myself, begun many Years since, but never, I fear, to be completed, pages 24–25:

During a great part of this happy vacation I remained on a visit with my young friend [Beresford] Burston, at his father’s country seat; and there, in reading Mrs. Radcliffe’s romances, and listening, while I read, to Haydn’s music, — for my friend’s sisters played tolerably on the harpsichord, — dreamt away my time in that sort of vague happiness which a young mind conjures up for itself so easily, — “pleased, it knows not why, and cares not wherefore.” Among the pieces played by the Miss Burstons, there was one of …   more >>

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Thomas Moore, Memoirs of Myself, begun many Years since, but never, I fear, to be completed. In Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 1 (London, 1853), p. 24–25. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1558350698146 accessed: 22 September, 2021

location of experience: Blackrock

Listeners

Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer
1779-1852

Listening to

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an early overture [symphony]
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by the sisters of Beresford Burston
Sonata No. 50 in D major, Hob. XVI/37
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by the sisters of Beresford Burston
a lesson
written by Valentino Nicolai
performed by the sisters of Beresford Burston

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1795
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 20 May 2019 12:11:39 +0100
Approved on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:23:12 +0100