in London - June, 1848

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 318:

I have played at the Duchess of Sutherland's in the presence of the Queen, Prince Albert, the Prince of Prussia, Wellington and all the cream of the Garter, on the occasion of a christening (a select gathering of eighty persons). They also had that evening Lablache, Mario and Tamburini. Her Majesty spoke a few very gracious words to me. I doubt, however, whether I shall be playing at Court, as a period of Court-mourning, lasting until the 22nd or 24th, has just begun for one of Her Majesty's aunts [Princess Sophia].
cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 318. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: London

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:52:30 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:40:40 +0100