Frances von Bunsen et al. in London - 3 February, 1842

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 3 Feb. 1842, page 43:

3 Feb., 1842. – …. I returned from the Duke of Sussex’s at 6, and at 10 dressed again for the Duke of Wellington’s. There was music – selected as unseasonably as could be, things the King might have heard better in Berlin, except, to be sure, that one was a composition of the Duke of Westmoreland’s! poor Miss Kemble, &c. straining their voices to be heard above the buzz of company: and the unequalled tones of Dragonetti and Lindley degraded to commonplace accompaniment!
cite as

Frances von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 3 Feb. 1842. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 43. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1375807965 accessed: 21 September, 2017

location of experience: London

Listeners

Frances von Bunsen
Writer, Painting
1791-1876
Arthur Wellesley
Officer (armed forces), Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1769-1852

Listening to

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Instrumental and vocal music performed by Robert Lindley, Adelaide Kemble

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 February, 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:44:47 +0000