Frances Burney in London - June, 1775

from Letter from Frances Burney to Samuel Crisp, May 1775, pages 59-60:

At length - - we have heard Agujari- We wished for you! - I cannot tell you how much we wished for you! the great singers of former years, whom I have heard you so emphatically describe seem to have all their Talents revived in this wonderful singer. I could compare her to nothing I ever heard but only to what you have heard - Your Carestino - Farinelli - Senesino - alone are worthy to be ranked with the Bastardini. Such a powerful voice! - so astonishing a Compass - reaching from C in the middle of the Harpsichord, to 2 notes above the Harpsichord! Every tone so clear, so full - so …   more >>
cite as

Frances Burney, Letter from Frances Burney to Samuel Crisp, May 1775. In Frances Burney, and Peter Sabor and Lars E. Troide (ed.), Journals and Letters (London, 2001), p. 59-60. accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: London


Frances Burney

Listening to

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son Regina e sono amante from Didone
written by Tomaso Albinoni
a Bravura
written by Antonio Sacchini
performed by Ajugari
unspecified church music
Arria Parlante from Didone
written by Tomaso Albinoni
performed by Agujari

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Baglet on Sun, 02 Mar 2014 11:06:15 +0000