Hester Lynch Piozzi et al. in London - late March, 1777

from Letter from Frances Burney to Samuel Crisp, 27-28 March 1777, page 72:

My sister then played another Duet, with my Father: but Dr Johnson was so deep in the Encyclopedie, that, as he is very deaf, I question if he even knew what was going forward. When this was over, Mrs Thrale, in a laughing matter, said 'Pray, Dr Burney, can you tell me what that song was, and whose, which Savoi sung last night at Bach's Concert, and which you did not hear?' My Father confessed himself by no means so good a Diviner, not having had Time to consult the stars, though in the House of Sir Isaac Newton. However, wishing to draw Dr Johnson into some Conversation, he told him the …   more >>

cite as

Frances Burney, Letter from Frances Burney to Samuel Crisp, 27-28 March 1777. In Frances Burney, and Peter Sabor and Lars E. Troide (ed.), Journals and Letters (London, 2001), p. 72. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433847462943 accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Hester Lynch Piozzi
Writer, Writer
Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time late March, 1777
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:57:43 +0100