Charles Burney - 1771

from Letter from Charles Burney to Christoph Daniel Ebeling, Nov. 1771, pages 102-103:

I know so much already of the candour of your Mind, & the soundness of your judgement, that I will venture to give you my profession de Foi, relative to the merits of your Countrymen. I have ever regarded them as profound, not only in Music, but in other arts & sciences; & so great is their industry, that they seem more frequently to go to the bottom of the things abt wch they enquire, than any other people of Europe... As to music I should not hesitate to give it as my opinion, that they are the first people in Europe at present both for the Composition & performance of Instrumental Music. …   more >>
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Charles Burney, Letter from Charles Burney to Christoph Daniel Ebeling, Nov. 1771. In Charles Burney, and Alvaro Ribeiro (ed.), The letters of Dr Charles Burney, volume 1 (Oxford, 1991), p. 102-103. accessed: 17 June, 2024


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

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harpsichord music
written by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
harpsichord sonatas
written by Abel

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Date/Time 1771
Medium live

Originally submitted by Charlotte on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:36:24 +0100