Charles Burney in Geneva - 5 July, 1770
from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, pages 29-30:
Next day I visited M. Fritz, a famous performer on the violin here and a good composer whom I have many years wished to hear. […] I prevailed on him to go into another [room] and play me a solo, which he did most admirably, tho’ I am certain he must be near 70 - a thin sensible looking old man – but I never heard more spirit in a young man of 20, and his solo was good.
Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 29-30. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444130542648 accessed: 29 May, 2022
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|Violin solo||performed by M. Fritz|
|Date/Time||5 July, 1770|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|