Charles Burney in Florence Duomo - 2 September, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, page 104:

While I was examining these monuments etc [at the Duomo] the organ began to accompany the choir. I never heard a sweeter toned instrument - whether, like St. Pauls, it is meliorated by the building or no, I cannot tell; but it pleased me exceedingly. The building is of a prodigious heigth... the organ too had the advantage of being extreamly well played by Signor Matucci the present organist. 

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 104. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444742978839 accessed: 21 May, 2022

location of experience: Florence Duomo

Listeners

Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer
1726-1814

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 September, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:29:40 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:39:45 +0000