Angelo Basevi et al. in Rome - at the end of 1892

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 240-1:

Another evening I was invited to a most interesting dinner party given by Signor Angelo Basevi, a friend of Signor Tosti's, who had introduced me to him. There I met Targioni-Tozzetti, part author of the libretti of Mascagni's operas, and also Count Sacconi, architect of the colossal monument to Victor Emanuel, which was then being erected. Mascagni was also there, and played and sang extracts from I Rantzau to Sgambati, and told us he was receiving seven or eight hundred letters a day asking for his autograph. We were all very jovial, and passed a delightful evening.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 240-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436435221703 accessed: 20 June, 2019

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher
1833-1914

Listening to

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I Rantzau
written by Pietro Mascagni
performed by Pietro Mascagni

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1892
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:47:02 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:49:52 +0000