late 18th Century
from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 151-152:
I recollect Tremazzani, Naldi, and Ambro- getti. They were fine actors, but not so preeminent in song. The greatest now on the stage is Lablache. Considered merely as a singer, however, he could not be placed in the front rank ; but the peculiar force of his voice, and his gigantic figure, combined with a remarkable neatness of enunciation and lightness of step, render his performance unique and grand. The volume of sound which he pours out upon the notes C, D, and E above the lines, makes him the Stentor of the stage.
William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 151-152. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433279616746 accessed: 1 February, 2023
|Date/Time||late 18th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:13:36 +0100
Approved on Sun, 25 Oct 2015 07:47:24 +0000