Richard Edgcumbe in England - between late 18th Century and 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 145-6:

Sacred music in general has been much esteemed and cultivated since the introduction of Oratorios by Handel, and has been executed with great excellence by performers of our own country, among whom Mr. Harrison was long a favourite, and justly; for he had one of the softest, most mellow tenor voices I ever heard, and a chaste style of singing: his only fault was want of energy and animation, which made his performance rather dull and heavy. Mr. Bartleman, who is fresh in every one’s recollection, was equally admired for his fine bass, or baritone voice, and for his masterly manner of …   more >>

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. 145-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446813762750 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Various oratorios
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Mr. Bartleman, Mr. Harrison

Experience Information

Date/Time between late 18th Century and early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:42:43 +0000
Approved on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:25:10 +0100