Hermann Klein in London - between 1870 and 1871

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 27-31:

Marietta Alboni, Contessa di Pepoli, the most famous contralto of the nineteenth century, was another of the unwilling exiles who found a home in London in 1871. I then heard her sing on two occasions. The first time was in the "Messe Solennelle" of her beloved teacher and friend, Rossini, which the master had rescored for full orchestra some four years previous, in fact, only a few months before he died. Thirteen years had elapsed since Alboni was last heard in London, and some time since she had retired from the stage altogether. Even then she was only in her …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 27-31. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438948246082 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Il primo amore performed by Marietta Alboni
Messe Solennelle
written by Rossini
performed by Marietta Alboni

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1870 and 1871
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:50:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:43:34 +0000