Baron Armand-Louis-Maurice de Séguier et al. in London, England - 8 June, 1819, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 8 June 1819, page 326:

Dined at Rogers's, by my own invitation : the company, a Mr. Hibbert and his daughters, Luttrell, Sharpe, and Miss Rogers. […] We[*] went in the evening to Mrs. Chinnery’s, where I heard Viotti, Ashley, &c., play a beautiful quintett of Boccherini’s, full of sweet melody. The Demoiselles Liker [Lihu] sung too.


[* See additional information below]

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 8 June 1819. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 326. accessed: 17 April, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Baron Armand-Louis-Maurice de Séguier
Diplomat, French Consul General to London
Henry Luttrell
Poet, Politician, wit
Margaret Chinnery
Samuel Rogers
Banker, Poet, Whig society host
William Robert Spencer
commissioner of stamps, humorist, Poet
other diplomats
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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unspecified vocal music performed by the Demoiselles De Lihu
a [string] quintet
written by Luigi Boccherini
performed by Richard Ashley, unknown string players, Giovanni Battista Viotti

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 June, 1819, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Although Moore does not specify in his diary which members of the dinner party attended Mrs Chinnery's party, further information about the listeners can be obtained from a letter written by Mrs Chinnery, cited in 'Viotti and the Chinnerys: A Relationship Charted Through Letters' by Denise Yim (Routledge, 2017).

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:01:45 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2020 10:59:30 +0100