John Evelyn in London - 4 March, 1656

from Diary of John Evelyn, 4 March 1656:

This night I was invited by Mr. Rog: L'Estrange to heare the incomperable Lubicer on the Violin, his variety upon a few notes & plaine ground with that wonderfull dexterity, as was admirable, & though a very young man, yet so perfect & skillful as there was nothing so crosse & perplext, which being by our Artists, brought to him, which he did not at first sight, with ravishing sweetenesse & improvements, play off, to the astonishment of our best Masters: In Summ, he plaid on that single Instrument a full Consort, so as the rest, flung-downe their Instruments, as acknowledging a victory.
cite as

John Evelyn, Diary of John Evelyn, 4 March 1656. accessed: 30 November, 2023

location of experience: London


John Evelyn
Diarist, Writer

Listening to

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violin music
written by Giovanni Giornovichi
performed by Thomas Baltzar

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 March, 1656
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:26:04 +0100