Alessandro Rolla in Parma - the 1790's

from My Musical Life, page 343:

At Parma lived the celebrated musician ROLLA. To ROLLA was the boy taken; but ROLLA was ill. Whilst waiting in the ante-room little NICOLO took up a violin, and played off at sight some difficult music which he found lying on the table. The invalid composer raised himself on his bed to listen, and eagerly inquired who the great master was who had arrived, and was playing in his ante-room? "A mere lad! Impossible!" but on PAGANINI'S making his appearance as an humble pupil, ROLLA at once told him that he could teach him nothing.

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 343. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Parma


Alessandro Rolla
Violinist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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performance of 'Unspecified' performed by Paganini

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1790's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:56:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:18:29 +0100