Charles Burney in Franciscan church, Naples - 25 October, 1770
from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, pages 174-5:
After dinner I went again to hear the boys of S. Onofrio at the Franciscans’ church […] I heard a Litany here by Durante: the rest of the music, which was but young, was by the young man who beat time. The instrument I took before for a clarinet is here called voce humana; ‘tis an agreeable tone, has a great compass but was not well played on. A concerto on the violin was introduced where hand and fire were discovered but no taste or finishing.
Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 174-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445253754627 accessed: 7 December, 2023
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|Date/Time||25 October, 1770|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|