William Gardiner in Bonn - August, 1848

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 332-338:

I have been present at the best performances in this country for many years ; but that at Bonn so surpassed all I had ever heard, that my senses were taken by surprise, and I was so completely captivated and thrown into a state of such agitation as to be obliged to leave the hall, without hearing the choral symphony, which immediately followed [...] The service opened with Beethoven's divine Mass in C. The grand orchestra was placed behind the high altar, at the sides of which were beautiful trees growing in boxes of native soil, towering to the roof. The spaces were so filled with the …   more >>

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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 332-338. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433366995118 accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Bonn


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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Beethoven's Mass in C
written by Beethoven
performed by Orchestra and choir

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The listening experience occurred at a commemoration of Beethoven's death

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 22:29:55 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:32:27 +0100