Alexander Mackenzie in Casentino - the 1880's

from A Musician's Narrative , page 130:

The joy of living in such beautiful surroundings was enhanced by the good nature of the Contadini. Working around me in the fields and vineyards while I wrote in a narrow tower, they would hush down their singing–sore deprivation–with a "Zitti! Il Maestro strive" (Keep quiet; the master is writing).
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 130. accessed: 29 February, 2024

location of experience: Casentino


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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Public singing

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 18 May 2015 20:37:14 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:38:28 +0100