Family and friends of Christian Charles Josias, Baron von Bunsen et al. in Rome - 1821

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1, page 189:

After persevering, but unsuccessful, endeavours to collect amateur singers who should give voice and effect to the ancient compositions, Bunsen succeeded in prevailing upon the Director of the Papal Choir to allow a certain number of its members to come quietly, on a regular evening, to his house, where during the winter months for many years he and his family and their chosen friends enjoyed those works of ancient genius in a degree of perfection nowhere else attainable : while the singers, undisturbed, and not compelled to confine their performance within restricted limits of time, and …   more >>

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Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1 (London, 1868), p. 189. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Listening to

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Ancient Sacred Music performed by The Papal Choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 1821
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:45:45 +0100
Approved on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:49:43 +0100