Michael Kelly in Vienna - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 199-200:

One evening Salieri proposed to me to accompany him to the Prater. At this time he was composing his opera of Tarrare, for the grand Opera House at Paris. At the back of the cabaret where we had been taking refreshments, near the banks of the Danube, we seated ourselves by the river side ; he took from his pocket a sketch of that subsequently popular air which he had that morning composed, Ah ! povero Calpigi. While , he was singing it to me with great earnestness and gesticulation, I cast my eyes towards the river, and spied a large wild boar crossing it, near the place where we were …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 199-200. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430744967716 accessed: 21 April, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Povero Calpigi
written by Antonio Salieri
performed by Antonio Salieri

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Mon, 04 May 2015 14:09:27 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:25:47 +0000