Joseph Forsyth in Florence - early 19th Century

from Remarks on antiquities, arts and letters during an excursion in Italy in the years 1802 and 1803, pages 49-51:

Florence has long been renowned for Improvvisatori. So early as the fifteenth century the two blind brothers Brandolini excelled here in singing Latin extempore. The crowned and pensioned Corilla drew lately the admiration of all Italy, and Signora Fantastici is now the improvvisatrice of the day.

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cite as

Joseph Forsyth, Remarks on antiquities, arts and letters during an excursion in Italy in the years 1802 and 1803 (London, 1816), p. 49-51. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1513778160408 accessed: 4 July, 2022

location of experience: Florence

Listeners

Joseph Forsyth
Teacher, Writer
1763-1815

Listening to

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improvised singing
written by children
performed by La Fantastici

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:56:00 +0000
Approved on Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:42:24 +0000