Charles Burney in Campania - 26 October, 1770
from Music, Men and Manners in France and Italy, page 177:
Charles Burney, and H. Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, Men and Manners in France and Italy (1969), p. 177. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395839006359 accessed: 23 September, 2017
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|Chamber music||performed by Catherine Hamilton, William Hamilton (diplomat)|
|Date/Time||26 October, 1770|
|Listening Environment||indoors, in private, in the company of others|
William Hamilton F.R.S. was a diplomat and eminent archaeologist. With his wife Catherine he lived close to Mount Vesuvius which, on the evening when Burney visited them, could be clearly heard erupting in the background.Catherine was an accomplished harpsichordist, and her husband a keen amateur violinist.