Baroness von Bunsen in Karlsruhe - late January, 1871

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her son George, 31 Jan 1871, pages 416-417:

I must write and rejoice with you, on the cessation of hostilities, on the hope of peace, on the grand appearance made by the whole German people... On Sunday the children and the maids sang 'Nun danket alle Gott' - could I but sing, I should be incessantly going through the whole exquisite collection of Hymns of Thanksgiving 'And make the babbling gossip of the air Cry out "O hear us! --"
cite as

Baroness von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her son George, 31 Jan 1871. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 1 (London, 1879), p. 416-417. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Karlsruhe


Baroness von Bunsen
Painting, Writer

Listening to

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Nun danket alle Gott
written by Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time late January, 1871
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others


The context is the signing of an armistice which signalled the beginning of peace negotiations in the Franco-Prussian war (1870-1871).

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:40:17 +0000