F. M. L. Yates in Basel - 1841

from Letter from F. M. L. Yates, Basle, 1841, page 80:

This evening the whole population are enjoying themselves out of doors, listening to a very fine band of music, serenading a general officer just arrived from Berne, to review the troops; and of which we have the full benefit, from his being in this house. A dense crowd are as quiet and seemingly attentive to the performance as any assembly at a concert. I am going to bed, listening to the fine music of Beethoven on one side of my apartment, mingling with the sound of the flowing Rhine on the other. Montaigne, I think it is, who mentions that, when a child, his father had him awoke every …   more >>
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F. M. L. Yates, Letter from F. M. L. Yates, Basle, 1841. In Letters Written during a Journey to Switzerland in the Autumn of 1841, volume 1 (London, 1843), p. 80. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1378126645 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Basel

Listeners

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Military band music in Basel
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 1841
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, solitary

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:52:15 +0000