Charles Burney in Near Naples - 26 October, 1770
Mrs H. [Hamilton] has a very neat finger and plays the harpsichord with great delicacy, expression and taste. Mr. H. is likewise a pretty good performer on the violin; but are both so tired of the Neapolitans as to be glad to return to that of Corelli, ⌊Geminiani⌋, Handel, Vivaldi etc for the sake of harmony and variety – indeed the general run of Neapolitan music is noisy and monotonous, but while such composers as Jomelli, Piccini, Merula, Mann‹a›, Paesiello etc are in it one would think no complaint need be made of a scarcity of good music.
Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 177. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445254880954 accessed: 9 December, 2022
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|performance of 'Unknown'||performed by Mr. Hamilton, Mrs. Hamilton|
|Date/Time||26 October, 1770|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|