Charles Burney in London - June, 1780
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.'
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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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1412593412059 accessed: 2 February, 2023
location of experience: London
Originally submitted by Charlotte on Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:03:32 +0100