King of Prussia et al. in Berlin - 1844

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, page 64:

Letter from Bunsen to his wife, Tuesday in Whitsun-week - The day that the Emperor was here at dinner, I sat, as usual, opposite to the King, who addressed me, in conversation, more even than usual. He began by explaining the sense of Beethoven's ' Overture ' to the ' Coriolanus ' of Shakespeare, which was performed under the windows of the dining-room, remarking that the composition designated all parts of the action, &c.; his subject led him to speak of the 'Eumenides,' and I mentioned that I had induced Franz to make a fresh translation, condensing the three parts into one whole, in three…   more >>
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Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, volume 2 (London, 1868), p. 64. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, scholar, diplomat, Theologian

Listening to

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Overture to the Coriolanus
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 1844
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:47:11 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:08:01 +0100