Rossini - the 1800's

from Musical Memories, page 207:

Unfortunately I was not there the evening that Patti sang for Rossini the first time. We know that after she had sung the aria from Le Barbier, he said to her, after the usual compliments, "Who wrote that aria you just sang?" I saw him three days afterwards and he hadn't cooled off even then. "I am fully aware,' he said, "that arias should be embellished. That's what they are for. But not to leave a note of them even in the recitatives ! That is too much!"
cite as

Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (1919), p. 207. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432723268878 accessed: 29 July, 2021

Listeners

Rossini
Composer
1792-1868

Listening to

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Aria from Le Barbier
written by Rossini
performed by Adelina Patti

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 27 May 2015 11:41:09 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:07:36 +0100