Charles Burney in Conservatorio of S. Onofrio, Naples - 5 November, 1770, in the morning

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, page 194:

This morning to the conservatorio of S. Onofrio to see the boys take their lessons and to hear some of the best of them play. They were all hard at work and a noble clangor they made, not to be equalled by
a 100 mouths, a 100 tongues
a 100 pair of iron lungs
ten speaking trumpets etc
However the ears of both master and scholar are respected when lessons in singing are given – as that is done in a quiet room, but in the practicing rooms the noise and dissonance are not to be described or imagined. – However I heard in a quiet room 2 of the …   more >>

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 194. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445511718532 accessed: 29 May, 2022

location of experience: Conservatorio of S. Onofrio, Naples

Listeners

Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer
1726-1814

Listening to

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Violin solo
written by Giradini

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 November, 1770, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 12:01:58 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 18:52:39 +0000