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., page 128:

Of the operas of Rossini that have been performed here, that of La Gazza Ladra is most peculiarly liable to all the objections I have made to the new style of drama, of which it is the most striking example. Its finales, and many of its very numerous pezzi concertati are uncommonly loud, and the lavish use made of the noisy instruments appears to my judgement singularly inappropriate to the subject, which though it might have been rendered touching, is far from calling for such warlike accompaniments.

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. 128. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446810408665 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Listening to

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La Gazza Ladra
written by Rossini

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:46:48 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:29:46 +0000