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By Ernest Newman, Henry F. Chorley

EPUB eISBN: 9780307830791
Original ebook: 1862
Original ebook w/ Ernest Newman edit: 1926
Electronic ebook: 2014
Book writer: Henry F. Chorley
Book editor & creation: Ernest Newman

Thirty Years' Musical memories, first released in 1862, is a year-by-year remark in volumes at the ecu operas, ballets, singers and dancers well known in London from 1830 to 1859. It's writer was once tune critic of The Athaneum for over thirty years and likewise wrote e-book experiences, novels, performs and poems. quantity 1 covers the interval 1830–1847 and serves as a invaluable reference paintings to the musical lifetime of London in the course of those years. beginning along with his memories of the opera season in 1830, Chorley takes the reader on a trip from early performances of Italian and German opera in England, through works by way of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti and the 1st appearances of Lablache and of Mademoiselle Taglioni, via to Verdi's operas in 1846. He additionally describes well-known opera singers together with Maria Malibran, Giambattista Rubini, Madame Grisi, Madame Pasta, Madame Persiani, Rachel Felix, Signor Mario, and Mademoiselle Jenny Lind.

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