Edward Wright in Rome - in the beginning of the 1720's

from Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722, pages 363-364:

 

Another Evening, as we were walking on the Pincian Mount, we met with a very agreeable Entertainment, a sort of Carmen Amœbœum, much in the Manner of the old Eclogue. Two Persons had plac'd themselves under the Wall of the Duke of Tuscany's Palace, Villa de' Medici, with their Guitars, and sang alternate […] It was very pleasant and entertaining. Sometimes we have seen the better sort take the Fresco of the Evening in their Chaises, which in agreeable places they cause to stop, and sit in them there, singing and playing on Lutes or Guitars.

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Edward Wright, Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722 (London, 1730), p. 363-364. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509016290505 accessed: 7 April, 2020

location of experience: Rome

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singing accompanied by lutes and guitars
singing accompanied by guitar

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1720's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:11:30 +0100
Approved on Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:07:04 +0000