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 149-50:

Of course he [Mr. Joah Bates] imparted his taste to Miss Harrop, and she from that time devoted herself almost wholly to Handel’s music, in which she not only most excelled, but never was surpassed. I have however heard her sing in both styles, and execute extremely well fine theatrical songs of her first master’s composition. I have also known her to go out upon a staircase, and there sing without accompaniment, the simple …   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. 149-50. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446818906646 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 Miss Harrop (Mrs. Bates)
'Shepherds I have Lost of My Love' performed by Miss Harrop (Mrs Bates)

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 14:08:27 +0000
Approved on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:32:56 +0100