Richard Edgcumbe in England - the 1820'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 188-9:

Mademoiselle Sontag, who is a very young, and certainly a pretty woman (from countenance and complexion rather than features), though far from being so transcendently handsome as represented, possesses a voice of great extent, brilliant clearness, and correct intonation. The upper notes are particularly good and pleasing, but the lower part of her voice is less sweet, and when forced beyond its natural strength, may be called rather shrill.…   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. 188-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446824933321 accessed: 8 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

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

Listening to

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performance of 'Unknown' performed by Mademoiselle Sontag
the Freysch├╝tz performed by Mademoiselle Sontag

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1820's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:48:53 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:23:27 +0100