She made her first appearance when seventeen years old at the theatre of Lucca, in Galuppi's opera, "Sofonisba."
But the music was not all to the tune of “A Toccata of Galuppi's.”
Ritter, in his History of Music (p. 245), has a concise but expressive notice of Galuppi.
For it is a portrait of a young and beautiful woman, such as Galuppi Baldassare wrote music about—you know, of course!
The Toccata of Galuppi left behind as its relics the melancholy of mundane pleasure and a sense of its transitory existence.
Especially, it may be, if one has heard Galuppi's own music played by a friend who is himself now dead.
At this time the composer Galuppi was musical director at the Russian court.
Electors birthday; Le Nozze, music by Galuppi, and two ballets.
To mention but one example, his rendering of Browning's Toccata of Galuppi is masterly.
After Galuppi's return to Italy, in 1744, the best of his new operas continued to be produced in London.