Michael Kelly et al. in Vienna - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 255-258:

I called on him one evening ; he said to me, " I have just finished a little duet for my opera, you shall hear it." He sat down to the piano, and we sang it. I was delighted with it, and the musical world will give me credit for being so, when I mention the duet, sung by Count Almaviva and Susan, " Crudel perche finora farmi languire cosi." A more delicious morceau never was penned by man ; and it has often been a source of pleasure to me, to have been the first who heard it, and to have sung it with its greatly-gifted composer. I remember at the first rehearsal of the full band, Mozart was on…   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 255-258. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431603524014 accessed: 18 February, 2019

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826
Mozart
Composer
1756-1791

Listening to

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Nozze di Figaro
written by Mozart, Mozart
performed by Michael Kelly, Mozart

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 14 May 2015 12:38:44 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:53:49 +0000