Mrs. Donellan et al. in London - 10 February, 1744

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, page 262:

Letter from Mrs. Delany to Mrs Dewes, Feb. 11th, 1743-4 - I was yesterday to hear Semele ; it is a delightful piece of music. Mrs. Donnellan desires her particular compliments to all but to my brother ; she bids me say " she loses half her pleasure in Mr. Handel's music by his not being here to talk over the particular passages." There is a four-part song that is delightfully pretty ; Francesina is extremely improved, her notes are more distinct, and there is something in her running-divisions that is quite surprizing. She was much applauded, and the house full, though not crowded ; I believe…   more >>
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Mary Delany, and Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, volume 1/2 (London, 1861), p. 262. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434463317536 accessed: 2 October, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Semele
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Madame Duparc La Francesina

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 February, 1744
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:01:57 +0100
Approved on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:53:10 +0100