Richard Edgcumbe in England - mid 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 204:

The opera of Semiramide is considered, by Rossini’s admirers, as one of his best, and there are fine pieces in it; but I own it wearied me exceedingly by its extreme length, not only of the whole as a drama, but of the individual pieces, some of which seemed to me as if they would never end. These tedious compositions completely exhaust my attention, till I am insensible of their beauties.

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. 204. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447065110339 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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Semiramide
written by Rossini

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:31:50 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:39:04 +0100