Richard Edgcumbe in England - 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., pages 115-6:

Both [Madame Mara and Mrs. Billington] were excellent musicians, thoroughly skilled in their profession; both had voices of uncommon sweetness and agility, particularly suited to the bravura style, and executed to perfection, and with good taste, every thing they sung. But neither was an Italian, and consequently both were deficient in recitative […]

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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. 115-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446809771688 accessed: 28 March, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Various performed by Madame Mara, Mrs. Billington

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:36:11 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:29:30 +0000