Henry Matthews et al. in Italy - early 19th Century

from The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, page 229:

[29 April 1818] In saying " that the Italians have no taste for instrumental music in general," I do not mean to assert that they have not individual performers of consummate talent, among whom it would be injustice not to mention the celebrated Paganini*. He is a man of eccentric character, and irregular habits. Though generally resident at Turin, he has no fixed engagement; but, as occasion may require, makes a trading voyage through the principal cities of Italy, and can always procure a theatre, upon the …   more >>

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Henry Matthews, The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, volume 5th edition (London, 1835), p. 229. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518781849818 accessed: 15 August, 2020

location of experience: Italy

Listeners

Henry Matthews
Judge, travel writer
1789-1828

Listening to

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violin music performed by Niccolò Paganini

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:50:49 +0000
Approved on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:28:07 +0100