Which reminds me again, of the programme notes in this year's Grange Park Opera programme book. In an article about Donizetti, the writer asserted that Donizetti's Grandfather had been a Scotsman called Izett who had taken an Italian wife and Italianised his name. Is this true, it sounds so far fetched. I must pop to the library and see if they have a Donizetti biography!
Friday, 19 August 2005
I'm currently listening to a disc of Grieg for review (the complete music for Peer Gynt), which reminded me that his family was Scottish - his grandfather, I think, was a Scotsman called Greig, who settled in Norway. Funny that, if that hadn't happened would the young Edward Greig have still been a talented composer?