William Gardiner in Derbyshire - late 18th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 167-168:

Among my musical visits none were more delightful than those I frequently paid to Mr. Johnson, at Aston Rectory, in Derbyshire [...] To concerts I was invited, and had much pleasure. Our music consisted of the instrumental works of Corelli, Bocherini, and Handel. Soon after, we had Haydn and Mozart ; but it was not till Beethoven's Sinfonies were published, as chamber music, that we became acquainted with the wonderful thoughts of that great composer...We frequently had the neighbouring clergy as auditors.

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 167-168. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433280361848 accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Derbyshire


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:26:02 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:22:55 +0100