William Gardiner in Brussels - 1827

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 550:

Brussels is Paris in miniature ; the streets and shops have the same air of gaiety. The cathedral, next to the Hotel de Ville, is the most splendid object in the city. The service was performing when we entered, with a full band of instruments in addition to the organ, and though the performers were not of a first-rate description, musical sounds acquire so much lustre in a spacious church that I was delighted with that which in a smaller building would have given the ear no pleasure.
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 550. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433967008632 accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Brussels

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Experience Information

Date/Time 1827
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:10:08 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:10:36 +0100