Charles Burney in Italy - in the middle of 1770

from Letter from Charles Burney to David Garrick, 17th October 1770, pages 61-66:

When I left England I had two objects in view: the one was to get from the Libraries & the viva voce Conversation of the Learned what information I cd relative to the Music of the ancients - & the other was to Judge wth my own Ears of the present State of Modern Music in the places thro' wch I shd pass from the Performance & Conversation of the first Musicians in Italy... At Turin I often saw & conversed wth the famous Padre Beccaria - & the 2 Bezozzi's not only performed to me for near Two Hours but were Friendly all the Time I was there - I found some things I wanted too in the King's …   more >>
cite as

Letter from Charles Burney to David Garrick, 17th October 1770. In Charles Burney, and Alvaro Ribeiro (ed.), The letters of Dr Charles Burney, volume 1 (Oxford, 1991), p. 61-66. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Italy


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, in public

Originally submitted by Charlotte on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:31:07 +0100