Charles Burney in Milan - 19 July, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, page 50:

After dinner to the corso and then to an academia or private concert, all of dilitanti. Il padrone played the 1st violin, and had a very strong hand. There were 12 or 14 hands, several of the violins good, with 2 German flutes. They executed several of our [J.C.] Bach’s symphonies reasonably well, but what I liked most was the vocal part by La Signora Padrona della Casa: she had an agreeable well-toned voice, a good shake, the right sort of taste and expression, and sang (sitting down, with the …   more >>

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 50. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Milan


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Listening to

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written by Traetta
written by Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 July, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:13:50 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:53:25 +0000