Catherine Talbot in Oxford - August, 1747

from A Series of Letters between Mrs. Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the Year 1741 to 1770, pages 214-215:

To make me amends for this self-denial, I have been entertained with a vast deal of most excellent music, and such as inspired the most pleasing ideas. Go on and prosper in the science of the harpsichord. But pray tell me how is it possible for people to be passionately fond of music, and especially of oratorio music, and yet to be in their lives and manners unharmonious and disorderly? Does this softening power of music, and this attention to the noblest words and …   more >>

cite as

Miss Catherine Talbot and Mrs Elizabeth Carter, and Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs. Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the Year 1741 to 1770, volume 1 (New York, 1973), p. 214-215. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1674743269922 accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: Oxford

Listeners

Catherine Talbot
Essayist, letter writer, polymath
1721-1770

Listening to

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unspecified oratorio
a setting of Milton's 'Morning Hymn'

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1747
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

The listening experience is found in a letter from Catherine Talbot to her life-long dearest friend Elizabeth Carter dated 18 April 1747. Original spelling, punctuation and capitalisation retained. From her account, it is unclear whose setting of John Milton's 'Morning Hymn' she heard.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 26 Jan 2023 14:27:50 +0000
Approved on Thu, 11 May 2023 14:58:52 +0100