Charles Burney in France - early December, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, page 220:

In Provence and Languedoc through which I passed the songs of the country people are rather pretty - I got 'em to sing me some whereever I stopt - and the airs are national and simple - less wild than the Scots as less ancient, but I rather think these melodies the oldest since the invention of Guido's system.

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 220. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445864260818 accessed: 21 May, 2022

location of experience: France

Listeners

Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer
1726-1814

Experience Information

Date/Time early December, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 12:57:41 +0000
Approved on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:46:00 +0000