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 207:

The first tenor that appeared that year was David, son of the excellent singer who was here just forty years before. The younger did not equal his father, but had enjoyed great reputation in Italy. When he came to this country he was passé, and his voice become so unsteady that he was obliged to disguise its defects by superfluity of orna­ments and passages

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. 207. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448538454094 accessed: 6 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 David

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:47:35 +0000
Approved on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:32:11 +0000