Charles Burney in Paris - 12 December, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, pages 221-2:

Went to a concert to night as I thought but they were puppets, automates – who played the violin, base, flute, harpsichord, organ etc – a better kind of puppet show tho’ a worse kind of concert. I did not like it well enough to stay long but went to the Mareshal Ferrant – neither Caillot nor la Ruette sung – and it went off but flat – and more over I detest that mixture of old vaudevilles with Philidor’s Italian plunder.

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 221-2. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445869358907 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Charles Burney
Musician, Writer, musicologist
1726-1814

Listening to

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Puppet concert

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 December, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:22:40 +0000
Approved on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:47:11 +0000