Charles Burney et al. - May, 1775

from Diary of France Burney D'Arblay, May 1775, page 59:

The Baroness then rose, and gracefully gave her place to my sister, who, to avoid emulation, with great propriety chose to play a slow movement of Echard's, because the Baroness had been playing music of execution. She could not, however, have chosen any thing, by which she could have given more pleasure; for it is a lesson which is almost unequalled for taste, elegance, and delicacy, and she played it with so much feeling and expression, that the whole company listened with delighted attention. She afterwards played a very difficult lesson of my father's; but she was so much flurried, that …   more >>
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Frances Burney, Diary of France Burney D'Arblay, May 1775. In Annie Raine Ellis (ed.), The Early Diary of Frances Burney, 1768-1778. With a Selection from Her Correspondence and from the Journals of her Sisters, Susan and Charlotte Burney, volume 2 (London, 1889), p. 59. accessed: 23 November, 2017


Charles Burney
Musician, Writer, musicologist
Frances Burney

Listening to

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slow movement by Echard
written by Echard
Fuggiam dove secura from Piramo and Thisbe
written by Venanzio Rauzzini
performed by Miss Louisa Harris
recitative and air by Sacchini
written by Antonio Sacchini
performed by Miss Louisa Harris
Duet for two harpsichords
written by Johann Gottfried Muethel
performed by Charles Burney, Miss Burney

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1775
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:31:52 +0000