Richard Edgcumbe in England - at the end of the 1780's

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 54:

That excellent singer [Rubinelli] (who has been named before) possessed a contralto voice of fine quality, but limited compass. It was full, round, firm, and steady in slow movements, but had little agility, nor did he attempt to do more than he could execute perfectly. His style was the true cantabile, in which few could excel him: his taste was admirable, and his science great.

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. 54. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446638025744 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Unknown
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Rubimelli

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1780's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:53:45 +0000
Approved on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:12:48 +0100