Frances von Bunsen - early July, 1848

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 8 July 1848, pages 115-116:

On Thursday night my girls and I had the indescribable delight of seeing Jenny Lind in the Sonnambula. You will conceive better than I can tell you the wonderful effect of that gifted creature as a whole: for the grace, elasticity, modulation, roundness, fulness, continued life and animation, of her bodily movements and of her voice, go together, and seem the result of one impulse. Not an atom of beauty—and yet ‘the mind whose softness harmonised the whole ’—the effect of grace and unceasing suitableness, making the whole appearance beautiful. But all words are flat that would describe…   more >>
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Frances von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 8 July 1848. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 115-116. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1383323378968 accessed: 20 September, 2017

Listeners

Frances von Bunsen
Writer, Painting
1791-1876

Listening to

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La sonnambula
written by Felice Romani, Vincenzo Bellini

Experience Information

Date/Time early July, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:25:15 +0000