Charles Burney in London - February, 1782

from Letter from Charles Burney to Thomas Twining, 24 Feb 1782 , pages 337-8:

I am going to Lord Archer's, where the Concert des dames is held to night. Pacchierotti sings, & the band is the best that can be selected as well as the Company, who being all of the Meiller Ton, must, you know, greatly meliorate the concert. The opera does not go on to my wish. The Town is all Cabal. Alegrante by small judges is malevolently pitted against our friend, & she is no more to be compared with him, than Mrs Clive was to Mrs Cibber. He is an excellent Comic singer, with good taste, & many pretty & new passages, but she sings chiefly in falset, has no shake, & has neither the …   more >>
cite as

Letter from Charles Burney to Thomas Twining, 24 Feb 1782 . In Charles Burney, and Alvaro Ribeiro (ed.), The letters of Dr Charles Burney, volume 1 (Oxford, 1991), p. 337-8. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1782
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Charlotte on Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:47:09 +0100