William Godwin's Diary


No reference to this concert has been found in the newspaper archives. The composer William Shield (bap. 1748/9, d. 1829) first appears in the diary on 29 June 1788, when he dines with Godwin and Clementi at Holcroft’s. Three days after this concert at the Bedford theatre, Godwin dines at his house, again with Holcroft and Clementi, and there are many more meetings between Godwin and Shield, mostly in the 1790s.