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 190:

On the last occasion on which I heard her [Sontag], she sung a duet with Pasta, which was most admirably performed, and their voices har­monized better than could have been expected from the difference of their quality. These two great singers ought not to be put into comparison with each other; for while clear­ness, neatness, and delicacy are the charac­teristics of Sontag, power, energy, and strong expression are those of Pasta […]

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. 190. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447062959747 accessed: 4 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 Pasta, Sontag

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:56:00 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:44:41 +0100