Messrs. Watt and B____ et al. in Beaumont Street, London - 2 July, 1798, at night

from Memoirs of the Late Thomas Holcroft: Written by Himself; and Continued to the Time of His Death, page 257:

Read Boswell after dinner. Visited by Messrs. Watts and B_____, and Mrs. Revely. Music, Mozart and Haydn, till ten, Fanny the principal performer. 

cite as

Thomas Holcroft, and William Hazlitt (ed.), Memoirs of the Late Thomas Holcroft: Written by Himself; and Continued to the Time of His Death, volume 2 (London, 1816), p. 257. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1656603226353 accessed: 27 February, 2024

location of experience: Beaumont Street, London

Listeners

Maria Revely
1770-1836
Thomas Holcroft
actor, apprentice shoemaker, lyricist, Playwright […]
1745-1809

Listening to

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unspecified violin (?) music by Mozart and Haydn
written by Mozart, Joseph Haydn
performed by Fanny Holcroft

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 July, 1798, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

The listening experience is taken from Holcroft’s diary, describing daily life 1797-1799. Hazlitt reproduced the diary at the end of vol. 2. Fanny Magaretta Holcroft (1780-1844), like her father, played violin and wrote poetry and for the theatre. She translated plays from German, Italian and Spanish for her father’s publication the ‘Theatrical Recorder’.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:33:46 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jul 2022 11:44:55 +0100