Richard Edgcumbe in Pope's chapel, Rome - in the beginning of 1785

from Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey., page 41:

The Miserere, in particular, sung on three evenings at the office of Le Tenebre, has long been esteemed one of the finest of performances; but no one can imagine the effect produced by the perfect union of the finest voices, proceeding from concealed performers, in such a place, nearly in darkness, with all the imposing circumstances with which it is accompanied, but those who have heard it. Nothing can be more affecting or sublime. At that time, the first singer was Cristoferi, no longer a young man, but still possessing a beautiful voice.

 

cite as

Richard Edgcumbe, Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey. (London, 1834), p. 41. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446054206870 accessed: 6 October, 2022

location of experience: Pope's chapel, Rome

Listeners

Richard Edgcumbe
Amateur Actor, Amateur Musician, Politician, Writer
1764-1839

Listening to

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Miserere
written by Corelli
performed by Cristoferi

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1785
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:43:28 +0000
Approved on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:45:18 +0100