Edward Forster et al. in Paris - 15 August, 1822

from Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, pages 365–366:

Dined at Forster’s to meet Bishop. Some talk about music. B. said that Handel was the first who studied general effect, and brought his voices and instruments into masses, as a painter would call it: Mozart carried this to perfection: Haydn had not so much of it; too fond of finishing up bits to the injury of the whole. Does not think that Rossini’s music will live. Had some singing in the evening. Tried over Mi manca la voce, which he owns to be perfectly beautiful. Had a hackney coach home for Bessy, who came after dinner.

cite as

Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 365–366. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1651152603849 accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Edward Forster
Clergyman, translator, Writer
Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore
Henry Rowley Bishop
Arranger, Composer
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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'Mi manca la voce' from Mosè in Egitto
written by Gioachino Rossini
performed by Henry Rowley Bishop, Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 August, 1822
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 28 Apr 2022 14:30:04 +0100
Approved on Thu, 19 May 2022 17:54:54 +0100