Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville in Rome - 1817

from Memoir of Mary Somerville, Winter 1817, page 122:

I heard more good music during this first visit to Rome than I ever did after; for besides that usual in St. Peter's, there was an Academia every week, where Marcello's Psalms were sung in concert by a number of male voices, besides other concerts, private and public.
cite as

Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville, Memoir of Mary Somerville, Winter 1817. In Martha Somerville (ed.), Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville: With Selections from her Correspondence (London, 1873), p. 122. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville

Listening to

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psalms of Marcello
written by Benedetto Marcello
sacred music in St Peter's

Experience Information

Date/Time 1817
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:03:31 +0000