D. (Dudley) Ryder in London, England - 5 August, 1715

from The Diary of Dudley Ryder, 1715-1716 , page 69:

Diary entry 5 August 1715 Met in the street Mr. [George] Smith. Went with him to hear him play with Mr. Demodore [Daniel De Moivre]. He plays much better than he did. While they were playing I sat by reading a Spectator which gives an account of the story that is told of Seneca who was an old man and his young wife Paulina who was so extremely fond of him that when Nero sent to command him to die she resolved to die with him and did so.

cite as

Dudley Ryder, and William Matthews (ed.), The Diary of Dudley Ryder, 1715-1716 (London, 1939), p. 69. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1708090469403 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: London, England

Listeners

D. (Dudley) Ryder
Lawyer Judge, parliamentarian, writer; amateur musician and dancer
1691-1756

Listening to

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performance of unspecified music (recorder duets?) performed by Daniel De Moivre (Demodore), Mr. George Smith

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 August, 1715
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 16 Feb 2024 13:34:29 +0000
Approved on Mon, 22 Apr 2024 15:28:54 +0100