Charles Burney in Milan - 20 July, 1770

from Music, Men and Manners in France and Italy, page 51:

[T]o the Church of [illegible in original MS] to hear a messa in musica, (or a mass in figurative counterpoint) composed and under the direction of Signor Monza, Maestro di Capella. His brother played the violoncello with much facility of execution, but not a very pleasing tone or taste. The first violin, Signor Lucchini, who leads at the Burletta: 2 or 3 castrati sung. There was a paltry little organ erected on the occassion, though there is a large one in the church; but in a gallery too small for a band. The music was pretty. Long and ingenious introductory sinfonias to each concento or …   more >>
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Charles Burney, and H. Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, Men and Manners in France and Italy (1969), p. 51. accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Milan


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

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Setting of the mass performed by Signor Lucchini

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 July, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Robert Fraser on Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:04:10 +0000