Charles Burney in Lyon - early December, 1770
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.
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: 29 January, 2022
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written by Gretry
|Date/Time||early December, 1770|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|