Dr Burney in Vienna - 18th Century
from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 253:
Dr. Burney (no mean authority) said, Gluck was the Michael Angelo of living composers, and called him the simplifying musician. Salieri told me, that a comic opera of Gluck's being performed at the Elector Palatine's theatre, at Schwetzingen, his Electoral Highness was struck with the music, and inquired who had composed it ; on being informed that he was an honest German who loved old wine, his Highness immediately ordered him a tun of Hock.
Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 253. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431602703832 accessed: 26 June, 2022
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written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
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