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.

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 150. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429479695836 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: Padua

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Mass
written by Il Padre Vallotti

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:41:36 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:11:14 +0000