William Gardiner in Leicester - 1786

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 625-626:

About the year 1786 Nicolo Sempieri, an Italian, came to Leicester, and, for the first time, I was treated with a specimen of Italian music. The Portamento, or sustaining of the voice, the force and delicacy of his touch upon the piano-forte, produced a language quite new to me. He had been brought up in one of the Neapolitan conservatorios, and was educated as a soprano, for the service of the Church. It was ridiculous to hear such a piping voice from a tall broad-shouldered man.
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 625-626. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433969410046 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Leicester

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Experience Information

Date/Time 1786
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:50:10 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:41:00 +0100