Deliguoro et al. in London - 1876

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, page 60:

[In 1876] there happened to be residing in London an elderly Italian musician named Deliguoro, upon whom fortune had not smiled very kindly, and who frequently enjoyed the hospitality of my parents' house. An admirable contrapuntist, stuffed full of musical learning, he had the technique of composition at his fingers' ends; but of individual or fresh ideas his brain was utterly devoid. Like most disappointed geniuses, he was unable to perceive his own lack of originality. Once he played me a melody in mazurka rhythm a commonplace enough Neapolitan tune which he …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 60. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time 1876
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 08 Aug 2015 11:44:30 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:47:11 +0000