Charles Burney in Italy - the 1770's

from Letter from Charles Burney to Samuel Crisp, May 1771, pages 89-90:

...another thing I believe it will be prudent to soften - the attack upon my attack of Fr. Music is perhaps a little too strongly urged, in accusing me of Injustice & prejudice, two terrible Qualities in an Historian! - which it may even be dangerous to hint at - again - my Enthusiasm in favour of Italian Music, at wch the Critique wonders hits a little too hard - & will certainly raise the allarm among the English Musicians - I have already had a Curious Letter from Dr Arne, wch I must shew you, on the Subject. He is hurt at not being mentioned tho' the three foreigners, Giardini, Bach & Abel…   more >>
cite as

Letter from Charles Burney to Samuel Crisp, May 1771. In Charles Burney, and Alvaro Ribeiro (ed.), The letters of Dr Charles Burney, volume 1 (Oxford, 1991), p. 89-90. accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: Italy


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1770's
Medium live

Originally submitted by Charlotte on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:19:35 +0100