Johann Wenzel Tomaschek in Prague - September, 1818

from Excerpts from the Memoirs of J. W. Tomaschek, page 262:

Her intonation was crystal-clear; moreover, the transition from register to register gave evidence of the best vocal training. All the ornaments that she introduced in the course of the music pointed to a well developed sensitiveness, full of artistic tasteĀ­ unquestionably a shining virtue that is only too often lacking in most singers. Were I to censure anything in Catalani's singing, it would be the chromatic scale-work in which she repeated each note with the greatest rapidity; by such tours de force she often jarred me from my most blissful moods.
cite as

Abram Loft and Johann Wenzel Tomaschek, Excerpts from the Memoirs of J. W. Tomaschek. In The Musical Quarterly, volume Vol. 32, No. 2 (April, 1946), p. 262. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Prague


Johann Wenzel Tomaschek
Composer, Teacher

Listening to

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Vocal music sung by Catalani performed by Catalani

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1818
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:05:57 +0000