Monsieur D'Albert et al. in Geneva - 23 October, 1849

from Letter from George Eiot to Charles Bray and Caroline Hennell Bray, 24 Oct. 1849, page 317:

Last night we had a little knot of [M. and Mde. D'Albert's] most intimate musical friends -- a Mlle. Herpin who plays admirably, a gentleman who has a splendid bass voice, and two really remarkable men, a M. Chaponnière, a physician, and his Father, a fine old man, quite a subject for a sculptor, who has written an infinity of clever poetry in the style of Thomas Hood, some of which M. D'Albert has read to me. He has also been a composer of music. The son is an antiquarian, has written a history of Bonnivard, is scientific, is full of all sorts of knowledge, with a delightful bonhommie. He …   more >>
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George Eliot, Letter from George Eiot to Charles Bray and Caroline Hennell Bray, 24 Oct. 1849. In Gordon S. Haight (ed.), The George Eliot Letters, vol. 1: 1836-1851, volume 1 (City of New Haven, 1954), p. 317. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1377772835 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Geneva

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Instrumental and vocal music performed by Mademoiselle Herpin, Monsieur Chaponniere (jnr)

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Date/Time 23 October, 1849
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:38:52 +0000