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., pages 61-2:

[Marchesi’s] vocal powers were very great, his voice of extensive compass, but a little inclined to be thick. His execution was very considerable, and he was rather too fond of displaying it; nor was his cantabile singing equal to his bravura. In recitative and scenes of energy and …   more >>

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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. 61-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446640889918 accessed: 25 November, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Giulio Sabino
written by Sarti
performed by Forlivese, Guiliani, Marchesi

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1780's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:41:30 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:23:39 +0000