Baron Stein et al. in Rome - February, 1821

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 7 Feb. 1821, pages 169-170:

7 Feb., 1821....[L]ast Friday Mr. Niebuhr gave a great fête. My Mother will wonder, as all Rome has wondered, at such an event, and has conjectured in vain what could be the reason. We know it was given in honour of Baron Stein, and not of the princes and ambassadors who were invited besides: a selection of the music of Palestrina, consisting of the celebrated 'Missa di Papa Marcello,' and the Motett - 'Tu es Petrus,' - and afterwards the 'Dies Irae' of Pittoni, were performed by the singers of the Papal Chapel, who were stationed at the further end of the long gallery. The effect of the …   more >>
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Frances von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 7 Feb. 1821. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 169-170. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1373902790 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Barthold Georg Niebuhr
diplomat, historian
1776-1831
Frances von Bunsen
Writer, Painting
1791-1876

Listening to

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Missa Papae Marcelli
written by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Palestrina motetts
written by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Dies Irae
written by Pittoni

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1821
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:11:21 +0000