Professors and musicians of Naples in Naples - 1819

from My Musical Life, page 370:

In 1818-19 he gave concerts at Verona, Plaisance, Turin, and Florence, after which he visited Naples for the first time. His advent had been long looked for with feelings of jealous expectation and distrust. The chief professors and musicians of the place, who had never heard him, were not very favourably disposed. They, however, gave him a reception, on which occasion a piece of music was casually placed before him, full of the most ingenious difficulties that could be devised. PAGANINI was not unaccustomed to this kind of trap, and upon being requested to play it at sight, he merely glanced at it and played it off with the greatest ease.   

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Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 370. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437842936274 accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Naples

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Date/Time 1819
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:48:56 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:12:26 +0100