Frances Williams Wynn in Mainz - 2 August, 1833

from Journal of Frances Williams Wynn's continental tour of 1833, page 51:

After having dined, we went to hear the military band at a Garden, just above the Town. It was so full, that seeing there was not a chance of getting seats, we remained in the Carriage from whence we heard quite enough, I should almost say more than enough, for the band is very noisy. They played music too chromatic, too German, even for my Ears. I longed for some melody and was on the whole much disappointed. It was the Prussian band, which I heard. I am told that the Austrian, which plays alternately with it is far superior.
cite as

Frances Williams Wynn, Journal of Frances Williams Wynn's continental tour of 1833. In National Library of Wales, Canon Trevor Owen Manuscripts, number NLW MS 2779C, p. 51. accessed: 23 April, 2024 (By permission of The National Library of Wales)

location of experience: Mainz


Listening to

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military band music performed by A Prussian military band

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 August, 1833
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:00:59 +0000