Mary Delany in Brook Street, London - 23 January, 1744, in the morning

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany. With Interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, series 1, vol. 2, page 254:

Letter from Mary Delany to Ann [Granville] Dewes, 24th January 1744

I was yesterday morning at Mr. Handel’s to hear the rehearsal of Semele. It is a delightful piece of music, quite new and different from anything he has done: but I am afraid I shall hear no more music this year, and that will be a loss to me, – but the harmony of friendship must make up that loss. As we have a prospect of meeting soon I defer a particular account of it till we meet. Francescina is improved, and sings the principal part in it. 

cite as

Mary Delany, and Lady Llanover (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany. With Interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, series 1, vol. 2, volume 2 (London, 1861), p. 254. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1695900814292 accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Brook Street, London

Listeners

Mary Delany
Botanical decoupage artist letter-writer, blue-stocking, Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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rehearsal of Handel's Semele
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Elisabeth Duparc / Du Parc (La Francescina)

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 January, 1744, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 28 Sep 2023 12:33:34 +0100
Approved on Thu, 08 Feb 2024 17:26:29 +0000