Fanny Belcher et al. in Paris - 9 January, 1822

from Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, page 315:

In the evening went to Mrs. Armstrong’s ball, as chaperon to the two Belchers: the prettiest ball I have seen in Paris; the music delicious, Colinet’s best. The ease with which all Rossini’s lively songs and choruses may be turned into quadrilles and waltzes, shows the character of his music.  Did not get to bed till five o'clock.  Fanny Belcher very much admired, and supposed to be Bessy by most of the company.


cite as

Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 315. accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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Music for dancing
written by Rossini, arr. Collinet

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 January, 1822
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


The flautist and flageolet Edmé Collinet (1765-1841) made his living by playing and arranging orchestras for balls. He also made arrangements of popular music for various combinations of instruments and published them. It is not clear from Moore's account whether he performed personally on this occasion.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 06 Apr 2022 11:38:41 +0100
Approved on Thu, 19 May 2022 15:29:34 +0100