Baron von Bunsen et al. in Rome - November, 1819

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 8 Nov. 1819, pages 147-148:

On Monday evening we hope soon to contrive at least checked a fortnight to enjoy again a treat which we had once a week five weeks last summer - of hearing some of the Motetts of Palestrina executed in the right manner, without instruments, at home. We had long tried to get together some dilettanti acquaintances, who knew how to sing other music, to execute them, with the help of a simple accompaniment; but at length finding that no dependence could be placed on dilettanti, we committed the extravagance of calling in professional aid - and yet no great extravagance, for to our one singer from …   more >>
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Frances von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 8 Nov. 1819. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 147-148. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1373901918 accessed: 21 September, 2017

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, diplomat, Theologian, scholar
1791-1860
Frances von Bunsen
Writer, Painting
1791-1876

Listening to

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Palestrina motetts
written by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
performed by Maldura, Bai, Maestro Giovanni

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1819
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:23:49 +0000