James Sloan in Venice - early 19th Century

from Rambles in Italy; in the years 1816 – 1817 By an American, pages 84-85:

In introducing the reader to the grand opera of Italy, I must request him to bear in mind, that the person who undertakes to conduct him into this scene of enchantment, is not a diletante, professing a knowledge of the refined beauties of the art which here appears in its highest perfection. Superficially acquainted with its elementary principles, he can estimate its beauties, only by their effects, and in determining its merits, is guided by no other standard than his own feelings. In a mind not habituated to judge by the rules and principles of art, …   more >>

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James Sloan, Rambles in Italy; in the years 1816 – 1817 By an American (Baltimore, 1818), p. 84-85. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1513771782887 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Venice


Listening to

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Venetian gondolier music

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:09:42 +0000
Approved on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:44:31 +0000