Michael Kelly in Verona - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 174-175:

There was no city in Italy of its size, at the time I visited it, which could boast of so many good musical amateurs, vocal and instrumental, as Verona. Signor Barbella promised to take me to a concert, performed by one family only ; to my very great surprise he took me to gaol, and introduced me to the gaoler. We were shewn into an apartment elegantly furnished, and after we had taken our coffee and chasse, had really an excellent concert ; the performers were, the gaoler, who played the double bass ; his two eldest sons, first and second violin ; a third the violoncello ; his youngest son, …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 174-175. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430588012207 accessed: 28 January, 2021

location of experience: Verona

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

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Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 02 May 2015 18:33:32 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:19:15 +0000