Thomas Twining et al. - September, 1783

from Letter from Charles Burney to Thomas Twining, 6 September 1783, pages 375-6:

How delightfully have you described Dr Loftus's performance on the violincello! The Baron Back, Dr Grey of the Museum told me t'other day used to have great concerts in London at which he would always play the first fiddle though Giardini, Cramer, & la Motte, were in the band. - I love Boccherini, as I have told you before very - very much, but I think I shall live to make you eat your words about his pathetic being superior to Haydn's, whose fort you say is not pathos. I will undertake to prove, however, when we meet. that you have not seen his merit in adagio & Cantabile movements, for …   more >>
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Letter from Charles Burney to Thomas Twining, 6 September 1783. In Charles Burney, and Alvaro Ribeiro (ed.), The letters of Dr Charles Burney, volume 1 (Oxford, 1991), p. 375-6. accessed: 19 July, 2024


Thomas Twining
Cleric, cleric
Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

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Date/Time September, 1783
Medium live

Originally submitted by Charlotte on Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:52:26 +0100