Charles Burney - in the beginning of 1771

from Letter from Charles Burney to Denis Diderot, c.28 Feb. 1771, page 77:

I shd be very happy to submit the Translation to yr Correction - for tho' I know you are so good a Patriot as to be tender of yr Countrys honour in things of importance - yet yr judgement & yr taste will I trust, befriend my opinions in the present case - it is not such music as I Had the pleasure to hear Mlle Diderot perform, that I condemn - & upon that, as well as upon yr admirable writings, I form my judgement of yr taste in Music. I must intreat you, Sir, to present my most humble respects to Mlle Diderot, together with 6 concertos by Wagenseil, 6 Ditto by Jean Bach & 2 Trios which …   more >>
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Charles Burney, Letter from Charles Burney to Denis Diderot, c.28 Feb. 1771. In Charles Burney, and Alvaro Ribeiro (ed.), The letters of Dr Charles Burney, volume 1 (Oxford, 1991), p. 77. accessed: 23 July, 2024


Charles Burney
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Date/Time in the beginning of 1771
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Originally submitted by Charlotte on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:11:19 +0100