Wilhelm Ganz in Covent Garden - the 1900's

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 323-4:

My readers who have in years past had the advantage of hearing Signor Graziani, the greatest foreign baritone of his time, will remember his luscious voice and the wonderful delivery of his Italian method. He has now a worthy successor in Signor Sammarco, the most admired baritone at Covent Garden. I shall never forget the first time I heard Sammarco's splendid singing of the prologue in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, as his voice reminded me so much of Graziani' s, and I do not wonder he has become such a great favourite in England and America.

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 323-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436519123026 accessed: 19 April, 2019

location of experience: Covent Garden

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Pagliacci
written by Ruggero Leoncavallo
performed by Mario Sammarco

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:05:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:11:53 +0000