Richard Edgcumbe in Westminster Abbey - 24 June, 1834

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 261-2:

[…] the air, “Let the bright Seraphim,” almost immediately followed. This is one of the most brilliant and difficult of bravuras, trying to any voice, and absolutely cruel to the generality of singers, from the very high passages in it which few are capable of reaching; and when the performer seems to be painfully exerting herself in attempting their execution, the pleasure of the auditors is greatly diminished. Such, I am …   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. 261-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448972712694 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Let the bright Seraphim
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Miss Stephens

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 June, 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:25:13 +0000
Approved on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:34:49 +0100