William Gardiner in Leicester - the 1790's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 141:

Our evening amusements commenced with music, and finished with merry games. Miss Barbara touched a sonata of Beethoven's with deep expression, in which that great composer deplores the loss of one most dear to him. It threw us into a pensive mood, when Carlton, to give a turn to such sensations, called upon me to sing the lines of his favourite poet, Sir Walter Raleigh, which harmonized with the incident of the day:—

O shepherd, what is love, I pray? / It is a yea--it is a nay ; / A pretty kind of sportive play ; / it is a thing will soon away. / Takes vantage, nymphs, …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 141. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433108969767 accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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sung poetry
written by Sir Walter Raleigh
performed by William Gardiner
Beethoven sonata performed by anonymous female

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1790's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 31 May 2015 22:49:29 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:57:48 +0100