William Gardiner et al. - the 1820's
from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 725-6:
I was present when this extraordinary being [Mme Malibran] was introduced to Rossini, as a girl of fourteen, by her father Garcia. Having sang a cavatina, the grand maestro said, " Practice, Mademoiselle, and you must inevitably rise to the highest point of your profession...
William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 725-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435441493640 accessed: 2 December, 2022
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|cavatina||performed by Maria Malibran|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|