Manuel Garcia in Naples - the 1810's

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 37-41:

I was barely twenty-two when I ceased taking lessons from Signor Garcia. Our relations by that time were those of very close friends. We used to chat freely upon musical as well as other topics, and I loved to "draw him out" upon the respective merits of the great Italian singers of bygone years. I think his chief object of admiration was the celebrated Pasta, who lived the most brilliant portion of her career in Paris during his own residence there. He would often speak of the ravishing beauty of her voice, the perfection of her fiorituri, and the grandeur of …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 37-41. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Naples


Manuel Garcia

Listening to

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written by Paer
performed by Maria Malibran

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1810's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:44:32 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:54:24 +0000