Fanny Belcher et al. in Paris - 9 January, 1822
from Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, page 315:
In the evening went to Mrs. Armstrong’s ball, as chaperon to the two Belchers: the prettiest ball I have seen in Paris; the music delicious, Colinet’s best. The ease with which all Rossini’s lively songs and choruses may be turned into quadrilles and waltzes, shows the character of his music. Did not get to bed till five o'clock. Fanny Belcher very much admired, and supposed to be Bessy by most of the company.
Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 315. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1649241520488 accessed: 30 November, 2022
Listening tohide composers
Music for dancing
written by Rossini, arr. Collinet
|Date/Time||9 January, 1822|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
The flautist and flageolet Edmé Collinet (1765-1841) made his living by playing and arranging orchestras for balls. He also made arrangements of popular music for various combinations of instruments and published them. It is not clear from Moore's account whether he performed personally on this occasion.