Michael Kelly in Vienna - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 226-228:

During my stay, I had the pleasure of hearing two of the first performers on the violin, perhaps in the world ; both gave concerts, and their performance was truly exquisite, although in different styles. The first was Giornovick, who was on his way from Russia to Paris, and had been many years first concerto player at the court of Petersburg. He was a man of a certain age, but in the full vigour of talent ; his tone was very powerful, his execution most rapid, and his taste above all alluring. No performer, in ray remembrance, played such pleasing music. He generally closed his concertos …   more >>

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 226-228. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430751146450 accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Music performed by Baron Bach, Janewitz, Giovanni Giornovichi

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Mon, 04 May 2015 15:52:26 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:33:46 +0000