Charles Burney in Naples - 28 October, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, pages 179-180:

In order first to bully, and then to sooth my head ache I determined to go out, and to try the medicinal power of music at Piccini's opera, and this last tho' it did not cure, alleviated and diverted the pain. The house was very full and the actors in great spirits. I was to night for the first time soon enough to hear the overture: it is very pretty and fanciful, consisting only…   more >>

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 179-180. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445420167008 accessed: 29 May, 2022

location of experience: Naples

Listeners

Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer
1726-1814

Listening to

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Opera
written by Piccini

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 October, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:36:07 +0100
Approved on Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:49:43 +0000