Michael Kelly in Padua - late 18th Century
from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 150:
I never was in any place so over-run with mendicants as at Padua ; they allow you no peace, but torture you in the name of their patron saint, Saint Anthony. We went to see his church, a very large, old building : the inhabitants call it, II Santo (the Saint), The interior is superb, crowded with fine paintings and sculpture. There are four fine organs, and a large choir, consisting of celebrated professors, vocal and instrumental. I heard a mass there, composed by II Padre Vallotti, and both the composition and performance were delightful.
Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 150. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429479695836 accessed: 26 June, 2022
Listening tohide composers
written by Il Padre Vallotti
|Date/Time||late 18th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in public|