Mary Berry in Genoa - 1 August, 1817

from Diary of Mary Berry, 1 August 1817, page 140:

Went to hear Paganini play, a celebrated violinist; it was a concert, but much less tedious than these concerts usually are. A military band was in the orchestra, which played some martial music between the acts. Paganini played three pieces, surprising for execution, and sometimes he produces most enchanting sounds from the instrument. He is a Genoese by birth, a very bad character, earning a great deal of money, and never having a penny. He has not yet displayed his talent out of Italy, where everyone is mad about him.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 1 August 1817. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 140. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Genoa


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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martial music performed by a military band
music for violin performed by Niccolò Paganini

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 August, 1817
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:44:51 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:22:03 +0000