Thomas Twining in Fordham, Essex - 1774, 12:00 AM

from Letter from Thomas Twining to Charles Burney, Fordham, 10 July 1774, page 92:

It requires no thought to thank you heartily, in the first place, for all the trouble you have so kindly taken about my Piano Forte. It arrived safe at the proper time, without being even much put out of tune by the jumble. I am much pleased with the tone of it, which is sweet and even; in the pianissimo it is charming. Altogether the instrument is delightful, & I play upon it con amore, & with the pleasure I expected. If it has defects which a good harpsichord has not, it has beauties & delicacies which amply compensate, & which make the harpsichord wonderfully flashy & insipid when played …   more >>
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Thomas Twining, Letter from Thomas Twining to Charles Burney, Fordham, 10 July 1774. In Thomas Twining, and Ralph S. Walker (ed.), A selection of Thomas Twining's letters 1734-1804 : the record of a tranquil life, volume 1 (Lewiston, New York, 1991), p. 92. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Fordham, Essex


Thomas Twining
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Date/Time 1774, 12:00 AM
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The letter refers to the Pohlman piano referred to in Twining's letter to Burney on January 31 1774

Originally submitted by David Rowland on Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:01:25 +0000