Richard Edgcumbe in Sienna, Italy - 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 7:

During part of the time of which I have been speaking, the second man was Savoi, whose voice was of so singularly beautiful and peculiar a tone, that when I was in Italy, going by chance into a church at Sienna during high mass, I was struck with sounds so sweet, yet, as I thought, not new to my ear, that I could not help inquiring the name of the performer, and found they proceeded from Savoi.

cite as

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. 7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445947674116 accessed: 17 January, 2022

location of experience: Sienna, Italy

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Mass performed by Savoi

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:07:54 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:12:19 +0000