Mrs Letitia Bushe et al. in Delville (The Glen), Glasnevin, County Dublin, Ireland - March, 1751

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany. With Interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, series 1, vol. 3, page 27:

Letter from Mary Delany to Ann [Granville] Dewes, 16th March 1751

Rap, rap at the door; and in walked a lady and gentleman (Hamilton by name) that Mrs. Bushe introduced to me; she is a surprising ready player on the harpsichord – she played Mr. Purcell’s overture, and one of Handel’s, as readily as if she had played them seven years, she has a neat pretty finger, and if she would undergo the slavery of practice, could do what she pleased; but as she plays so agreeably without, and is so much mistress of music, it is not worth her while.

cite as

Mrs Delany, and Lady Llanover (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany. With Interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, series 1, vol. 3, volume 3 (London, 1861), p. 27. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1695904162589 accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Delville (The Glen), Glasnevin, County Dublin, Ireland

Listeners

Mrs Letitia Bushe
amateur painter, bluestocking (intellectual)
1705-1757
Sir William Hamilton
antiquarian, archaeologist, Diplomat, vulcanologist
1730-1803
Mary Delany
Botanical decoupage artist letter-writer, blue-stocking, Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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performance of a Handel overture
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Catherine Hamilton
performance of Henry Purcell's overture
written by Henry Purcell
performed by Catherine Hamilton

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1751
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

The location of the listening experience, Delville, was Dr. and Mrs Delany's home


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 28 Sep 2023 13:29:22 +0100
Approved on Thu, 08 Feb 2024 17:58:53 +0000