Charles Burney in France - early December, 1770
In Provence and Languedoc through which I passed the songs of the country people are rather pretty - I got 'em to sing me some whereever I stopt - and the airs are national and simple - less wild than the Scots as less ancient, but I rather think these melodies the oldest since the invention of Guido's system.
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/1445864260818 accessed: 13 August, 2022
|Date/Time||early December, 1770|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in public|