Frances Burney - early December, 1776

from Letter from Frances Burney to Samuel Crisp, 2 Dec. 1776, page 147:

O how we all wished for our Daddy when the Divine Agujari said she would sing! She was all good humour and sweetness. She sang -- O, Sir! -- what words can I use? -- Could I write what she deserves, you would come to hear her, let what would be the consequence. O, Mr. Crisp, she would heal all your complaints, -- her voice would restore you to health and spirits, -- I think it is almost greater than ever, -- and then, when softened, so sweet, so mellow, so affecting! She has every thing! -- every requisite to accomplish a singer, in every style and manner! -- the sublime and the beautiful …   more >>
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Frances Burney, Letter from Frances Burney to Samuel Crisp, 2 Dec. 1776. In Annie Raine Ellis (ed.), The Early Diary of Frances Burney, 1768-1778. With a Selection from Her Correspondence and from the Journals of her Sisters, Susan and Charlotte Burney, volume 1 (London, 1889), p. 147. accessed: 11 December, 2023


Frances Burney

Listening to

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vocal music sung by Signora Agujari performed by Signora Agujari

Experience Information

Date/Time early December, 1776
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:39:23 +0000