Luisa Tetrazzini in London - 1908

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 311-2:

To conclude my impression of Madame Tetrazzini, I should like to add how wonderfully she finished the Cabaletta in Lucia, commencing a shake on B flat and finishing her cadenza on the high E flat in Alt. Soon after this I made the acquaintance of the gifted artiste and found her most charming and unassuming. One day when I called on her she asked me to try over some English songs with her, which she has since sung at concerts. When I gave my Diamond Jubilee Con- cert in 1908 she insisted on buying tickets for it, as she was very anxious to hear Madame Patti, whom she had never heard sing. …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 311-2. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: London


Listening to

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'Pur dicesti'
written by Antonio Lotti
performed by Adelina Patti
'Voi che sapete' from The Marriage of Figaro
written by Mozart
performed by Adelina Patti
Home, sweet home
written by Sir Henry Rowley Bishop, John Howard Payne
performed by Adelina Patti

Experience Information

Date/Time 1908
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:48:17 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:09:11 +0000