Duke of Dorset et al. in Dublin - 22 January, 1752

from Letter from Mrs Delany to Mrs Dewes, Delville 26 January 1752, page 81:

Last Saturday we were invited to the Primate's to hear music.  D. D., Donnellan, and I went a little before 7; it was the Duke of Dorset's birthday, and the entertainment given in honour of it....Our music was chiefly Italian - the Stabat Mater, sung by Guadagni (whom you heard sing in Mr. Handel's oratorios) and Mrs. Oldmixon; Dubourg the principal violin: it was well performed and some of the duet parts are very pretty.  They had more music after we left them, but we staid till nearly ten, which was a late hour for us.

cite as

Letter from Mrs Delany to Mrs Dewes, Delville 26 January 1752. In Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and correspondence of Mary Granville, volume Series,1 Vol. III (London, 1861), p. 81. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439573342618 accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Dublin


Mary Delany
Botanical decoupage artist letter-writer, blue-stocking, Artist, Writer

Listening to

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Stabat Mater
written by Pergolesi, Rossini
performed by Dubourg, Gaetano Guadagni, Mrs. Oldmixon

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 January, 1752
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:29:02 +0100
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:19:13 +0000