Henry Matthews in Rome - April, 1818, at night

from The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, pages 227-228:

Amongst the charms of an Italian evening, I ought to mention the street-singing and serenading. That has happened to music in Italy, which happens to language and style, to poetry and painting, and indeed to every thing else in this world. When a certain point of perfection has been attained, the progress afterwards is in a contrary direction; and a corruption of taste is introduced by the …   more >>

cite as

Henry Matthews, The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, volume 5th edition (London, 1835), p. 227-228. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518781410684 accessed: 4 April, 2020

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Henry Matthews
Judge, travel writer
1789-1828

Listening to

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courtship singing
street-singing and serenading

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1818, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:43:30 +0000
Approved on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:18:30 +0100