the 1790's

from Letter from Jeremy Bentham to Lady Elizabeth Greville:

P.S. — O dear! O dear! well, what a lucky thing it was I happened to mention Scotland; it has brought the charmingest thought into my head that ever was. Did your ladyship ever hear of a place called Gretna Green? They have a way of playing duets there, and such duets, it beats all the concerts in the world; Signor Bach's music is nothing to it. There is no such thing as learning them at home: one must absolutely go there first to see the manner of it. There is a gentleman always, and a lady; and then a blacksmith in a black gown plays with his hammer dub-a-dub-dub, and yet it is but a duet …   more >>
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Letter from Jeremy Bentham to Lady Elizabeth Greville. accessed: 15 July, 2024 (Bodleian Library, Oxford)

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written by Beethoven

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Date/Time the 1790's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:24:18 +0000