William Gardiner in London

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 626-627:

Signor Velluti, I believe, is the last of this race of singers, to the honour of Buona parte and the age. I sat next to this elegant man at the dinner of the Royal Academy of Music, immediately on his arrival in England, and after dinner he sang for the first time in this country. I was extremely interested in his appearance ; like Pacchiarotti there was a melancholy in his countenance, and a touching sweetness in his voice. When I heard him on the stage I liked him not so well ; but in acting there was an elegance in all his movements. His greatest fault was, that in certain notes he sang too…   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 626-627. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433970446011 accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 22:07:26 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:44:49 +0100