The 1st room is chiefly occupied by pretty but unimportant landscapes by Orizzonti and Vanvitelli, and figure pieces by Locatelli.
Burney says that "Locatelli had more hand, caprice, and fancy than any Violinist of his time."
But Locatelli was not very successful, and his tenure only lasted three years.
Locatelli and Vivaldi came under the influence of the Italian Opera.
I must say one word about Locatelli, who was an original character well worthy to be known.
Now, he busied himself with the studies of Locatelli, whose extravagances almost equalled his own.
In Moscow the Italian entrepreneur Locatelli began to solicit the privilege of building a new theatre in 1750.
As regards mere extravagance and eccentricity of execution, Paganini was surpassed by Locatelli.
Father Bonomi and brother Locatelli lay sick, and the sisters were completely exhausted.
As Locatelli says, they preceded the famous choir at Bologna, and show the master trying his wings.