Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury et al. in Genoa - April, 1815

from Diary of Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury, 8 April 1815, page 357:

I went with Lady Glenbervie to a Signor di Negri, one of the nobles of Genoa. He is a poet, an improvisatore, and a musician…. Signor Negri improvisèd at our request. It was the first time I ever heard verse poured forth in spontaneous numbers….I admired his talent, though I did not think his subject well chosen. He played well on the harp…. I do not think he excels in any of the accomplishments he professes, but he loves them all with the ardour peculiar to his country….What a pity it is that those who are endowed with the mechanical power of skill in small things, often lack the …   more >>
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Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury, Diary of Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury, 8 April 1815. In A. Francis Steuart (ed.), The Diary of a Lady in Waiting, volume 2 (London, 1908), p. 357. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1375366291 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: Genoa

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harp music

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1815
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:56:47 +0000