Thomas Moore in City of Norfolk - early November, 1803
This Norfolk, the capital of Virginia, is a most strange place […] The first object I saw on entering Colonel Hamilton’s drawing-room was a harpsichord, which looked like civilisation, and delighted me extremely; and in the evening we had a Miss Mathews, who played and sung very tolerably indeed; but music here is like whistling to a wilderness. She played some of dear Kate’s[*] lessons, which brought the tears into my eyes with recollection.
Thomas Moore, Letter from Thomas Moore to his mother, Anastasia Moore, 7 November 1803. In Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 1 (London, 1853), p. 139. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1558371876383 accessed: 4 October, 2023
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|unspecified harpsichord and vocal music||performed by Miss Mathews|
|Date/Time||early November, 1803|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|