Charles Burney in Milan - 20 July, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, page 51:

This morning […] to the Church of <    > to hear a messa in musica, ⌊or a mass in figurative counterpoint⌋ composed and under the direction of Signor Monza, Maestro di Capella. His brother played the violoncello with much facility of execution, but not a very pleasing tone or taste. The first violin, Signor Lucchini, who leads at the Burletta: 2 or 3 castrati sung. There was a apltry little organ erected on the occassion, though …   more >>

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 51. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444140986061 accessed: 29 January, 2022

location of experience: Milan

Listeners

Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer
1726-1814

Listening to

hide composers
Messa in musica
written by Signor Monza

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 July, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:16:27 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:02:37 +0000