Chopin in Warsaw - October, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 59:

Gladkowska was rather nervous on her first appearance and did not sing her first cavatina as well as she did the second time. She is admirable when she sings. She does not clip it short like Mme Mayer, but gives the notes their full value i.e. not rapid gruppetti, but every one of the eight notes fully sung. In the last act they added, or rather substituted, after the funeral march, the prayer from Rossini's Mahomet which suits her voice, in place of the aria in the Magpie which lies too high for her. So much for the opera.

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 59. accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Rossini's 'Mahomet'
written by Rossini
performed by Mrs Gladkowska

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:04:31 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:42:16 +0100