Charles Burney in Naples - 17 October, 1770

from Music, Men and Manners in France and Italy, page 160:

After dinner to music at the Franciscan’s church - where the 3 conservatorios were to furnish music and musicians for a great festival of 8 successive days, morning and evening.... The band was very numerous, consisting of above 100 voices and instruments, in a long occasional gallery totally covered with gold and silver gilding. Tho’ the band seemed a very good one, and the leader very careful and attentive, yet by its great length it was impossible the performers could be always together. The composition which in many movements was admirable, was by Signor Gennaro Manni, who beat the …   more >>
cite as

Charles Burney, and H. Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, Men and Manners in France and Italy (1969), p. 160. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395831442168 accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Naples

Listeners

Charles Burney
Musician, Writer, musicologist
1726-1814

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 October, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Robert Fraser on Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:57:22 +0000