William Gardiner in Leicester Castle - September, 1774

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 5-6:

In the evening there was a concert at the Castle, where I heard the full and prolonged tones of Giardini’s violin. He played a concerto, in which he introduced the then popular air of ‘Come haste to the wedding,' which moved the audience to a state of ecstasy, but now would disgust every one by its vulgarity. He was a fine-figured man, superbly dressed in green and gold ; the breadth of the lace upon his coat, with the three large gold buttons on the sleeve, made a rich appearance, which still glitters on my imagination. An Italian, whose name I think was Ramondi, sang a song.
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 5-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396430599774 accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Leicester Castle


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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Come haste to the wedding performed by Giardini, Ramondi

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1774
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:23:19 +0100