Charles Burney in Florence Duomo - 2 September, 1770
While I was examining these monuments etc [at the Duomo] the organ began to accompany the choir. I never heard a sweeter toned instrument - whether, like St. Pauls, it is meliorated by the building or no, I cannot tell; but it pleased me exceedingly. The building is of a prodigious heigth... the organ too had the advantage of being extreamly well played by Signor Matucci the present organist.
Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 104. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444742978839 accessed: 2 February, 2023
|Date/Time||2 September, 1770|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|