Paesiello et al. in Vienna - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 238-239:

[A]fter the musical feast was over, we sat down to an excellent supper, and became joyous and lively in the extreme. After several songs had been sung, Storace, who was present, asked me to give them the Canzonetta. Now thereby hung a tale, new to the company ! The truth was this: There was an old miser of the name of Varesi, living at Vienna, who absolutely denied himself the common necessaries of life, and who made up his meals by pilfering fruits and sweetmeats from the parties to which he was invited ; the canzonetta for which Storace asked, he was particularly fond of singing with a …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 238-239. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430927911131 accessed: 18 February, 2019

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Paesiello
Composer
1740-1816
Casti
Poet

Listening to

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II Re Teodoro
written by Paesiello, Casti
performed by Michael Kelly, Van Hall, Mozart, Joseph Haydn

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 06 May 2015 16:58:31 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:44:36 +0000