Charles Burney in Naples - 20 October, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, pages 165-6:

This morning I heard at the same church [S. Francesco] the boys of the 3rd conservatorio, namely of S. Onofrio […] The performance was much about the same speed as that of the other two. – These celebrated seminaries which have heretofore produced so many great professors, seem at present but low in genius, but perhaps these institutions like others are subject to fluctuations […]

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 165-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444994793489 accessed: 19 January, 2022

location of experience: Naples

Listeners

Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer
1726-1814

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:26:33 +0100
Approved on Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:36:08 +0000