Michael Kelly in Vienna - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 249:

I had the pleasure, about this time, to be introduced to Monsieur Martini. He was a very old man. His sister, nearly his own age, kept his house for him. She was reckoned a deep blue, and very well versed in all the arts and sciences: The great poet Metastasio had lived sixty year in her brother's house, upon the most friendly terms, and died in it. The colleges of Bologna and Pavia gave her the title of Dottoressa ; and deputations came from both those places, with her diploma. When I was admitted to her conversaziones and musical parties, she was in the vale of years, yet still possessed …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 249. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431600860056 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Piano Duets
written by Mozart
performed by 'Dottoressa', Mozart

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 14 May 2015 11:54:20 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:48:26 +0000