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'''William Gardiner''' (March 15, 1770, [[Lei­ces­ter]], [[Eng­land]] - No­vem­ber 16, 1853, Leicester) was a musician who introduced the music of his contemporary [[Beethoven]] to Great Britain. Initially following in the footsteps of his father who traded as a [[hosier]], his passion for music became to dominate his life and work. He was an avid performer on the piano and the viola and has left a number of compositions and writings on musical matters but is best known for his work "The Music of Nature"<ref name=Gardiner1832>{{cite book
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'''William Gardiner''' (March 15, 1770, [[Lei­ces­ter]], [[Eng­land]] &ndash; No­vem­ber 16, 1853, Leicester) was a musician who introduced the music of his contemporary, [[Beethoven]], to Great Britain. Initially following in the footsteps of his father, who traded as a [[hosier]], his passion for music came to dominate his life and work. He was an avid performer on the piano and the viola and has left a number of compositions and writings on musical matters, but is best known for his work "The Music of Nature".<ref name=Gardiner1832>{{cite book
 
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  | publisher = London: Longman, Rees et al. / Leicester: T. Combe and Son; and A. Cockshaw  
 
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William Gardiner (March 15, 1770, Lei­ces­ter, Eng­land – No­vem­ber 16, 1853, Leicester) was a musician who introduced the music of his contemporary, Beethoven, to Great Britain. Initially following in the footsteps of his father, who traded as a hosier, his passion for music came to dominate his life and work. He was an avid performer on the piano and the viola and has left a number of compositions and writings on musical matters, but is best known for his work "The Music of Nature".[1]

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