Richard Edgcumbe - early 19th 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 8:

Galli afterwards fell into extreme poverty, and at the age of about seventy, was induced to come forward to sing again at the oratorios. I had the curiosity to go, and heard her sing “ He was despised and rejected of men” in the Messiah. Of course her voice was cracked and trembling, but it was easy to see her school was good; and it was pleasing to observe the kindness with which she was received, and listened to ; and to mark the animation and delight with which she seemed to hear again the music in which she had formerly been a distinguished performer.

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. 8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445948029052 accessed: 27 January, 2022

Listeners

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

Listening to

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'He was despised and rejected of men' in the Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Galli

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:13:49 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:13:16 +0000