Thomas Moore in City of Norfolk - early November, 1803

from Letter from Thomas Moore to his mother, Anastasia Moore, 7 November 1803, page 139:

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.

 

[*Moore’s sister]

cite as

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: 8 August, 2022

location of experience: City of Norfolk

Listeners

Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer
1779-1852

Listening to

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unspecified harpsichord and vocal music performed by Miss Mathews

Experience Information

Date/Time early November, 1803
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 20 May 2019 18:04:36 +0100
Approved on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:51:11 +0100