William Gardiner et al. in London - 1791

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 626:

Of this description of singers was Pacchiarotti, whom I heard in the Abbey, in 1791. Though greatly superior to Sempieri, I could not fall into the rapture that many did upon hearing him. Dr. Burney describes his voice as so interesting, sweet, and pathetic, that, when he had a long note to sustain, he never wished him to change it, or to do anything but swell, diminish, or prolong it, in whatever way he pleased. Besides having a fine shake, exquisite taste, and great fancy, he had a divine expression of pathetic songs, and such were the touching effects of his voice that the performers in …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 626. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433970302924 accessed: 19 May, 2024

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 22:05:03 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:43:28 +0100