Charles Burney in Rome - 12 October, 1770, at night

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, page 154:

After dinner I went to Crispi’s academia which was the best of all those I had heard at his house. I subscribed to his quartettos 2 or 3 of which were played after the company was gone and pleased me much more than his sinfonies which are too furious and noisy for a room or indeed any other place. He made me a present of his duo, which I heard and liked much the first night I saw him. There was a young man Signor Ruma, who played the violin in a very delicate and pleasing manner.

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 154. accessed: 24 April, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Listening to

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written by Pietro Maria Crispi
performed by Signor Ruma

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 October, 1770, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:40:37 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:14:39 +0000