Richard Edgcumbe   -   Musical Reminiscences
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Richard Edgcumbe   -   Musical Reminiscences
B1757. RICHARD EDGCUMBE, Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. Musical Reminiscences of the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Containing an Account of the Italian Opera in England from 1773 to 1834. New York, Da Capo Press, 1973 [Reprint of the 1834 Andrews & Wall Edition]. 294pp. - 0-306-70008-5


“Richard Edgcumbe, second Earl of MOUNT-EDGCUMBE, born 13 Sept., 1764, an amateur musician and composer, whose Italian opera ZENOBIA was performed at the King's Theatre in 1800 for the benefit of Banti. He is best known as author of MUSICAL REMINISCENCES, CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE ITALIAN OPERA IN ENGLAND FROM 1773, London, 1825; an amusing, gossiping book, containing much useful information. Two other editions, with a continuation, appeared, and in 1834 a fourth, including the Musical Festival in Westminster Abbey in that year. He died 26 Sept., 1839.”