Michael Kelly in Vienna - 1783

from Solo Recital, pages 127-128:

During my stay, I had the pleasure of hearing two of the first performers on the violin, perhaps in the world; both gave concerts, and their performance was truly exquisite, although in different styles. The first was Giornovick, who was on his way from Russia to Paris, and had been many years first concerto player at the court of Petersburg. He was a man of a certain age, but in full vigour of talent; his tone was very powerful, his execution most rapid, and his taste above all alluring. No performer, in my remembrance, played such pleasing music. He generally closed his concerts with a …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, and Herbert Van Thal (ed.), Solo Recital (London, 1972), p. 127-128. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1403084167325 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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violin music
written by Giovanni Giornovichi
performed by Giovanni Giornovichi
violin music performed by Feliks Janiewicz

Experience Information

Date/Time 1783
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Robert Fraser on Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:36:07 +0100