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Reminiscences of Michael Kelly : of the King's Theatre, and Theatre Royal Drury Lane, including a period of nearly half a century

Author: Michael Kelly; Theodore Edward Hook
Publisher: London : H. Colburn, 1826.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)243464419
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Kelly, Michael, 1762-1826.
Reminiscences of Michael Kelly.
London : H. Colburn, 1826
(OCoLC)719421602
Named Person: Michael Kelly; Michael Kelly
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kelly; Theodore Edward Hook
OCLC Number: 21840317
Notes: "[The Reminiscences] were ghosted ... by Theodore Hook ... ". Cf. New Grove, 2nd ed.
"Appendix [containing a history of] the King's Theatre, or, The Royal Italian Opera House": v. 2, p. [373]-404.
"List of sixty-two dramatic pieces, for which Kelly composed the music": v. 2, p. 361-363.
"Grazie agl'inganni tuoi / the poetry by Metastasio ; the melody composed by Michael Kelly ; and arranged by Mozart with variations at Vienna in the year 1787" (Duet for 2 treble voices with keyboard acc.): 1 folded leaf bound in after p. 226 of v. 1. New Grove, 2nd ed., atttributes this piece to Kelly.
The edition exists in at least 2 states; an earlier one may be identified by the listing of the Appendix in the table of contents, giving only the starting page; a short list of errata in v. 1; and allusion to Messrs. Bennelli, Yallop, and Chippendale on p. 404 of the Appendix. A later state includes the closing page no. for the listing of the Appendix in the table of contents; contains a longer list of errata, including all the entries in the earlier state; and refers only to Signor Bennelli on p. 404 of the Appendix.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, music ; 21 cm
Responsibility: with original anecdotes of many distinguished persons, political, literary, and musical.

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