Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville in Munich - 1849

from Memoir of Mary Somerville, 1849, page 294:

The moment was unfavourable for going into Italy, as war was raging between Charles Albert and the Austrians, so we resolved to remain at Munich, and wait the course of events. We got a very pretty little apartment, well furnished with stoves, and opposite the house of the Marchese Fabio Pallavicini, formerly Sardinian minister at Munich. We spent most of our evenings very pleasantly at their house. We attended the concerts at the Odeon of classical music: the execution was perfect, but the music was so refined and profound that it passed my comprehension, and I thought it tedious. The hours …   more >>
cite as

Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville, Memoir of Mary Somerville, 1849. In Martha Somerville (ed.), Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville: With Selections from her Correspondence (London, 1873), p. 294. accessed: 27 February, 2024

location of experience: Munich


Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville

Listening to

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concerts in Munich
opera in Munich

Experience Information

Date/Time 1849
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:51:26 +0000