Charles Burney in London - June, 1780

from Letter from Charles Burney to Thomas Twining, June 11 1780, pages 310-12:

On his [Antoine-A. Le Texier's] being appointed manager of the opera, he stopt Cramer in every movement to say this was too fast, that too slow, & something else did not go well &c. Cramer only cut him short with saying that it was his affair, not M. le Texier's, how the band went. - But Giardini on hearing of this impertinence, told me that he could not have let him off so easily; - for he should have said, when he pretended to say anything about Music, 'Monsieur, laissez-moi faire: le violin est a moi - mais, pour la Caisse, a la bonne here.' I will condescend to allow that Pacc's …   more >>
cite as

Letter from Charles Burney to Thomas Twining, June 11 1780. In Charles Burney, and Alvaro Ribeiro (ed.), The letters of Dr Charles Burney, volume 1 (Oxford, 1991), p. 310-12. accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: London


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Listening to

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written by Antonio Sacchini
performed by Gaspare Pacchierotti, Madame Lebrun

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1780
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Charlotte on Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:03:32 +0100