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