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Thirty Years Musical Recollections 2 Volume Paperback Set

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A lively commentary on European operas performed in London from 1830 to 1859, and the opera stars of the time.

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Henry Fothergill Chorley


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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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 Majestys Theatre)
  • 3. The year 1848 (Royal Italian Opera). M. Mayerbeers operas. Madame Pauline Viardot
  • 4. The year 1849 (Her Majestys Theatre). The Countess Rossi
  • 5. The year 1849 (Royal Italian Opera). M. Meyerbeers operas – “Le Prophète”. M. Aubers operas
  • 6. The year 1850 (Her Majestys Theatre)
  • 7. The year 1850 (Royal Italian Opera)
  • 8. The year 1851 (Her Majestys Theatre)
  • 9. The year 1851 (Royal Italian Opera)
  • 10. The year 1852 (Her Majestys 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 Majestys Theatre)
  • 15. The year 1856 (Royal Italian Opera), Madame Ristori
  • 16. The year 1857 (Royal Italian Opera)
  • 17. The year 1857 (Her Majestys Theatre)
  • 18. The year 1858 (Her Majestys Theatre–Royal Italian Opera–Drury Lane)
  • 19. The year 1859 (Royal Italian Opera–Drury Lane
  • 20. The last chapter.

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