Charles Burney in Paris - 13 June, 1770

from Music, Men and Manners in France and Italy, page 12:

At night the Comedie Italienne where there was a Harlequin piece, in which 2 thirds of the characters spoke Italian which I was glad to find I understood full as well as the French. Carlin the Harlequin wonderfully comic and entertaining - the rest, who sung now and then, but too French for me, Italian airs I could not much relish. This was succeeded by a new piece called [illegible in original MS]. One of these pieces was new and meant as a comic opera in all its modern French form of Italian music (that is music composed in the Italian Stile) to French words: no recitative, all the dialogue …   more >>
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Charles Burney, and H. Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, Men and Manners in France and Italy (1969), p. 12. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

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Date/Time 13 June, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Robert Fraser on Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:14:20 +0000