Charles Burney in London - December, 1778

from Letter from Charles Burney to Thomas Twining, 1 December 1778, pages 265-6:

...Now for a little opera music. Come along as fast as you can. Lock up your doors: take the clapper out of your Church Bells: give your flock a hearty benediction & come along! - Why such a Singer as Pacchierotti has never been heard by such young fellows as you or me. - The old codgers who can remember your Niccollinis Senesinos & Farinellis may pretend perhaps that they have heard a better, but I who have a distinct idea of the powers of every first Singer from Monticelli to the present time do say that for taste, refinement, originality of expression & invention of passages and above all …   more >>
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Letter from Charles Burney to Thomas Twining, 1 December 1778. In Charles Burney, and Alvaro Ribeiro (ed.), The letters of Dr Charles Burney, volume 1 (Oxford, 1991), p. 265-6. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Listening to

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written by Ferdinando Bertoni
performed by Gaspare Pacchierotti

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1778
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Charlotte on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:06:55 +0100