Michael Kelly et al. in Naples - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 41-42:

Finaroli was a light, sprightly, animated little man, about fifty : he heard me sing, and was pleased to say, I evinced promising abilities; he took me to see his Conservatorio, in which there were between three and four hundred boys ; they studied composition, singing, and to play on all instruments. There were several rooms, but in the great school-room, into which I was introduced, there were some singing, others playing upon the violin, hautboy, clarionet, horn, trumpet, &c. &c. each different music, and in different keys. The noise was horrible; and in the midst of this …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 41-42. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427375995210 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Naples

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826
Finaroli
17-

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:19:55 +0000
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 12:50:32 +0000