Charles Burney in Venice - 16 August, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, pages 83-4:

I was again to night alla casa Grimani […] I am ashamed to say that this concert, I was told was designed as a regale for me in particular. The band was numerous – Signor Sacchini at the harpsichord and to sing, there was an abate who sung in the most exquisite taste: and with great difficulty Signora Regina Zocchi had been prevailed on to come […] She has a powerful voice and sings charmingly with great execution in allegros and execution in slow movements. But now comes the most curious part of the tale. I was obliged by general …   more >>

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 83-4. accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Venice


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

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Experience Information

Date/Time 16 August, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:51:52 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:30:10 +0000