Sophie Augustine Leo in Paris - early 19th Century
...[Grisi] impressed me deeply. One evening at Gerard's, Bellini, whose premature death was so severe a disappointment, stepped to the piano and accompanied her in his "Casta diva" - since then it has been torture for me to hear this interpreted by mediocre talents.
W. Oliver Strunk and Sophie Augustine Leo, Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part I. In The Musical Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr., 1931), volume Vol. 17, No. 2 (April, 1931), p. 271. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425120474141 accessed: 18 January, 2021
location of experience: Paris
Originally submitted by mallen on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:47:54 +0000