excerpt from 'Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney' pp. 78-9 (188 words)

excerpt from 'Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney' pp. 78-9 (188 words)

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Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney

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Sunday was spent in musical matters related elsewhere. I have only to observe that at an academia to which I was carried at night by Signor Marin Giorgi, al Casa Grimani where I heard Signora Bassa perform, it was a company of the chief of nobility of Venice, the 3 persons I have named being among the first class here. This lady who is now passèe has still beaux restes – she plays neat and with taste but her fingering as well as that of a professor who played on the harpsichord there was miserable. In running up the keys it was always with the 2 or 3 finger tumbling over each other – and in descending ‘twas with the 2 and 1st. – She had not the brilliancy now in her playing that many of my own scholars as well as those of other people can boast and yet she’s the cream among lady players here, and has long held that station. I was very well received here and obliged to sit down twice to the harpsichord which with the heat of the weather almost drowned me.

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