Thomas Twining in Colchester - in the beginning of 1791

from Letter from Thomas Twining to Charles Burney, Colchester, 15 Feb 1791, page 368:

We have lately had very comfortable fiddling here; indeed, the best dilettante fiddling I ever had to do with. My friend Mr. Tindal is come to settle (for the present, at least) in this neighbourhood. He is going to succeed me in the curacy of Fordham. He plays the fiddle well, the harpsichord well, the violoncello well. Now, Sir, when I say well, I can’t be supposed to mean the wellness that one should predicate of a professor who makes those instruments his study; but that he plays in a very ungentlemanlike manner, exactly in tune & time, with taste, accent, & meaning, & the true sense of …   more >>
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Thomas Twining, Letter from Thomas Twining to Charles Burney, Colchester, 15 Feb 1791. 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. 368. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Colchester


Thomas Twining
Cleric, cleric

Listening to

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string quintets
written by Luigi Boccherini

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by David Rowland on Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:23:22 +0000