Charles Burney in Paris - 8 December, 1770

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

[...] to the concert spirituel at night to hear Mademoiselle Le Chantre more than anything else on the organ. - She did not answer my expectations - is but a pretty player, not a great one - her taste is formed from Italian and German compositions but she is often weak and inarticulate and her closes which she is fond of are very poor and both fanciless and fireless - M. Richer brother to Mrs Philidor has a most charming tenor voice - but having only French music to sing it was thrown away. However he was far less bad than the rest - M. Dauvergne is a very dull and heavy composer …   more >>

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 220. accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 December, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:04:34 +0000
Approved on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:43:55 +0000