Felix de Grand'combe on ' The Pleasures of Your Table '
The visitor today is a Frenchman who has already written a book about this country and its many curious customs under the title of ' England -This Way ! ' In this talk he will comment not only on English cooking, as he has suffered it, but on the conversation and conventions he found at the English dinner-table.
MISS LAVINIA DOWSETT
(Circa 1820) containing references to the leading composers of the period, including:
Mr. Carey Mr Boyce Mr. Dibdin
Mr. Handel, Mr. Mendelssohn,
Mr. Haydn as well as Mr. Purdom and Mr. Braham, who will render songs which have survived the test of time
and Thea Wells (soprano) in her original part of Miss Lavinia Dowsett
Produced by Patrick Beech
Written by David Kean
David Kean , the author of this entertaining series, has been responsible for many programmes based on the concerts and musical parties of the nineteenth century.
The programme listeners are to hear this evening is in the form of an illustrated diary written by a lady of fashion, Lavinia Dowsett , a member of a Bristol family very much interested in music. The
Dowsetts travelled to several centres of musical activity, and a record of what they heard and did is presented in this series. The first was broadcast on November 28.
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