Michael Kelly in Florence - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 106-107:

In the evening, Lady Cowper gave a concert to a large party. There I had the gratification of hearing a sonata on the violin played by the great Nardini ; though very far advanced in years, he played divinely. He spoke with great affection of his favourite scholar, Thomas Linley, who, he said, possessed powerful abilities. Lord Cowper requested him to play the popular sonata, composed by his master, Tartini, called the Devil's Sonata. Mr. Jackson, an English gentleman present, asked Nardini, whether the anecdote relative to this piece of music was true, for Mr. de la Lande had assured Dr. …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 106-107. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428156251387 accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: Florence


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Devil's Sonata
written by Giuseppe Tartini
performed by Nardini

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 15:04:11 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:47:22 +0000