John Marsh in Greenwich - the 1760's

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), page 33:

... my father once introduc'd me to a concert (the first I ever was at) in the Council Room at Greenwich Hospital, which was occasion'd by the remarkable family of the Sharps in London, of whom there were seven brothers, all musical who one fine day coming down the river in a barge with Mr May, the celebrated violin player of the time were induced to stay & give a concert there, assisted by old Mr Galabin on the violoncello, a Frenchman, husband of a Dutch lady who kept the English boarding school... & such other 2 or 3 performers as could be procur'd at so short notice in Greenwich... I dont …   more >>
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John Marsh, The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828). In John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 33. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394648824336 accessed: 24 May, 2022

location of experience: Greenwich

Listeners

John Marsh
Gentleman, violinist, Composer, Music criticism […]
1752-1828

Listening to

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God Save the King
written by Gerhard, Baron von Bunsen
performed by Richard Hay

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1760's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:27:04 +0000