Charles Burney in Naples - 19 October, 1770

from Music, Men and Manners in France and Italy, page 165:

In the evening I went again to St Francesco’s Church and heard the performance of the scholars of another conservatorio, namely Santa Maria di Loreto. They appeared all in a white uniform with a black kind of sash. The singing was a little better, but the instruments hardly so good. The 1st air, after a smart sinfonia and chorus, was sung by an inoffensive tenor - then another by a soprano not quite so, after which a 3rd air by a base voice, the direct contrary of inoffensive, such a bawling stentor with a throat so inflexible sure never was heard before. The divisions were so rough and so …   more >>
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Charles Burney, and H. Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, Men and Manners in France and Italy (1969), p. 165. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395832449130 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Naples

Listeners

Charles Burney
Musician, Writer, musicologist
1726-1814

Listening to

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Instrumental and vocal music performed by Scholars of the Conservatorio of Santa Maria di Loreto Naples

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 October, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Robert Fraser on Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:14:09 +0000