Michael Kelly in Paris - 18 August, 1802

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 61:

The overture to " Lodoiska" is one of the most spirited compositions I ever heard, and was admirably played by the Drury Lane band [in 1794]. Storace had the second movement of it struck off in an allegro spirituoso time, which electrified the audience, who called for its repetition with vehement applause; yet, when I went to Paris, I heard the same overture, (which by the way was not the original one, nor that which I had heard when before in Paris) of which the second movement, so brilliantly performed at Drury Lane, was played slow, by which it lost all its effect. I was introduced to …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 61. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435867254814 accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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written by Kreutzer, Cherubini
performed by Michael Kelly, Kreutzer

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 August, 1802
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:00:54 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 19:04:38 +0000