Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore et al. in Paris - 1 March, 1822

from Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, page 330:

Dined with the Villamils, and they, and I and Bessy, went to Miss Corrie’s concert: bad enough, except a few very touching bars in Benazet’s violoncello, and Madame Fodor’s song from the “Barbiere.” Amor possente is the name of the beautiful duet from “Armida,” in which there are such affecting passages.

cite as

Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 330. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1650020472571 accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore
Felipe Martin de Villamil
trader in the Caribbean
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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an aria from 'Il Barbiere de Siviglia'
written by Rossini
performed by Joséphine Fodor-Mainvielle
music for cello performed by Bernard Bénazet

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 March, 1822
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


Moore's mention of the aria 'Amor possente' suggests that he might have heard that piece also at the concert, but he is not specific in his reference.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 15 Apr 2022 12:01:12 +0100
Approved on Thu, 19 May 2022 16:09:34 +0100