Charles Burney in Turin - mid July, 1770
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.
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: 2 July, 2022
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|Date/Time||mid July, 1770|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in public|