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William Henry Fry’s Leonora: the Italian connection

Izzo, Francesco (2009) William Henry Fry’s Leonora: the Italian connection Nineteenth-Century Music Review, 6, (1), pp. 7-25. (doi:10.1017/S1479409800002871).

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On 7 June 1845, the New York Herald published a letter by an ‘occasional correspondent’ from Philadelphia concerning William Henry Fry's first grand opera, Leonora, which premiered three days before at the Chestnut Street Theatre. The letter contained the following remark:

All were delighted with the music, it was so much like an old acquaintance in a new coat; indeed some of ‘the cognoscenti’ said that it was a warm ‘hash’ of Bellini, with a cold shoulder of ‘Rossini,’ and a handful of ‘Auber’ salt – whilst others congratulated Mr. Fry upon his opera being so much like Norma…

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Published date: June 2009
Organisations: Humanities


Local EPrints ID: 154243
ISSN: 1479-4098
PURE UUID: 6c85ee19-47fe-4947-9454-0d0fd3946a87

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Date deposited: 15 Feb 2011 09:21
Last modified: 17 Aug 2017 16:35

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