Charles Burney in Lyon - early December, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, page 220:

I crawled to the theatre and was more disgusted than ever at French music after the dainties my ears had long been feasted with in Italy. Eugenie a pretty comedie preceded Sylvain an opera of Gretry - there were many pretty passages in the music but so ill sung, so false the expression - such screaming, forcing and trilling as quite turned me sick.

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 220. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445864156441 accessed: 13 August, 2022

location of experience: Lyon

Listeners

Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer
1726-1814

Listening to

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Sylvain
written by Gretry
Eugenie

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 12:55:56 +0000
Approved on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:50:26 +0000