Charles Burney Quote

With respect to excellence of Style and Composition, it may perhaps be said that to practised ears the most pleasing Music is such as has the merit of novelty, added to refinement, and ingenious contrivance; and to the ignorant, such as is most familiar and common.


A General History of Music ([1776-89] 1935) vol. 1, page 22

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With respect to excellence of Style and Composition, it may perhaps be said that to practised ears the most pleasing Music is such as has the merit...

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With respect to excellence of Style and Composition, it may perhaps be said that to practised ears the most pleasing Music is such as has the merit...

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With respect to excellence of Style and Composition, it may perhaps be said that to practised ears the most pleasing Music is such as has the merit...

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With respect to excellence of Style and Composition, it may perhaps be said that to practised ears the most pleasing Music is such as has the merit...