Charles Burney in Turin - mid July, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, page 40:

The taste in everything here is half French – except in music – at the comic opera, such a noise and inattention I never heard – but music here is cheap and common, whereas in England it is a costly exotic and more highly prized.

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444130833433 accessed: 14 June, 2021

location of experience: Turin

Listeners

Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer
1726-1814

Listening to

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Comic Opera

Experience Information

Date/Time mid July, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:27:13 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:42:48 +0000