William Gardiner in Leicester - September, 1836

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 826-7:

September 1836. My friend, Signor Puzzi, Mademoiselle Grisi, and Lablache, on their way to the festival at Manchester, gave a concert at Leicester, in which the wonderful powers of these artists were shown, especially in two pieces from the opera 'I Puritani', by Bellini. It has been the fashion to decry this author, and to speak of him as a literary thief, stealing from Rossini. The two pieces just mentioned are sufficiently distinct in style to admit of no such imputation. The ideas are original, and very beautiful. The metallic lustre of Grisi's voice was finely shown in the long holding…   more >>

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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 826-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435610517108 accessed: 6 February, 2023

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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I Puritani
written by Vincenzo Bellini
performed by Grisi, Puzzi, Luigi Lablache

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1836
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:41:57 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:42:50 +0100