Richard Edgcumbe - late 18th Century

from Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey., page 2:

Of his [Millico] merits I can say nothing but that his reputation was still high in Italy when I was in that country many years afterwards. He published here a collection of canzonettas, which are of a most pleasing and graceful style. These I frequently heard executed by Lady Clarges, who had been his scholar, and was one of the best amateur performers I ever knew. She sung with all the science of a professor, and with a taste the most polished and refined. If she had adopted that of her master, there can be no doubt of his having been an excellent singer.

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Richard Edgcumbe, Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey. (London, 1834), p. 2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445944603888 accessed: 11 August, 2022

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Richard Edgcumbe
Amateur Actor, Amateur Musician, Politician, Writer
1764-1839

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Canzonettas
written by Millico
performed by Lady Clarges

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:16:44 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:08:36 +0000