Sophie Augustine Leo in Paris

from Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part II, page 389:

...[T]hanks to the generosity of the Duchesse de Berry, a training school for poor children who wished to devote themselves to the study of singing was founded... [the] Institution royale de musique classique et religieuse.... Here children and young people of both sexes were taught; from them I later heard splendid performances of the best church music. I recall with delight the mastery they showed in their singing of Handel - the Messiah, Alexander's Feast, and the Utrecht Te Deum - of Mozart's Requiem, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Scarlatti, Durante with all his magnificent school, …   more >>
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Sophie Augustine Leo and W. Oliver Strunk, Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part II. In The Musical Quarterly, volume Vol. 32, No. 2 (April, 1946), p. 389. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425287083746 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Sophie Augustine Leo
Writer
1795-

Listening to

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The Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Institution royale de musique classique et religieuse
Benedictus Dominus
written by Niccolò Jommelli
performed by Institution royale de musique classique et religieuse
Alexander's Feast
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Institution royale de musique classique et religieuse
Stabat Mater
written by Gioachino Rossini, Pergolesi
performed by Institution royale de musique classique et religieuse
Mozart's Requiem
written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
performed by Institution royale de musique classique et religieuse

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:04:44 +0000