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Thirty Years' Musical Recollections

Thirty Years' Musical Recollections
2 Volume Paperback Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108001397

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  • Thirty Years' Musical Recollections, first published in 1862, is a year-by-year commentary in two volumes on the European operas, ballets, singers and dancers popular in London from 1830 to 1859. It's author was music critic of The Athaneum for over thirty years, and also wrote book reviews, novels, plays and poems. Starting with his reminiscences of the opera season in 1830, Chorley covers early London performances of works by Rossini, Bellini Donizetti and Verdi, the opening of the Royal Italian Opera, and appearances by famous singers including Maria Malibran, Giambattista Rubini, Madame Grisi, Madame Pasta, Madame Persiani, Rachel Felix, Signor Mario, Signor Ronconi, Madame Pauline Viardot and Mademoiselle Jenny Lind. He also discusses the fabric of theatres and changing trends in public taste. The book is at once a valuable source book and an entertaining eyewitness account of the lively musical scene in mid-nineteenth-century London.

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108001397
    • dimensions: 250 x 323 x 67 mm
    • weight: 1.21kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I:
    1. The year 1830
    2. The year 1831
    3. The year 1832
    4. The year 1833
    5. The year 1834
    6. The year 1835
    7. The year 1836
    8. The year 1837
    9. The year 1838
    10. The year 1839
    11. The year 1840
    12. The year 1841
    13. The year 1842
    14. The year 1843
    15. The year 1844
    16. The year 1845
    17. The year 1846
    18. The year 1847
    Volume II:
    1. The year 1847. Mademoiselle Alboni. Signor Ronconi
    2. The year 1848 (Her Majesty's Theatre)
    3. The year 1848 (Royal Italian Opera). M. Mayerbeer's operas. Madame Pauline Viardot
    4. The year 1849 (Her Majesty's Theatre). The Countess Rossi
    5. The year 1849 (Royal Italian Opera). M. Meyerbeer's operas – “Le Prophète”. M. Auber's operas
    6. The year 1850 (Her Majesty's Theatre)
    7. The year 1850 (Royal Italian Opera)
    8. The year 1851 (Her Majesty's Theatre)
    9. The year 1851 (Royal Italian Opera)
    10. The year 1852 (Her Majesty's Theatre)
    11. The year 1852 (Royal Italian Opera)
    13. The year 1853 (Royal Italian Opera)
    12. The year 1854 (Royal Italian Opera)
    13. The year 1855 (Royal Italian Opera)
    14. The year 1856 (Her Majesty's Theatre)
    15. The year 1856 (Royal Italian Opera), Madame Ristori
    16. The year 1857 (Royal Italian Opera)
    17. The year 1857 (Her Majesty's Theatre)
    18. The year 1858 (Her Majesty's Theatre–Royal Italian Opera–Drury Lane)
    19. The year 1859 (Royal Italian Opera–Drury Lane
    20. The last chapter.

  • Author

    Henry Fothergill Chorley

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