King of Prussia et al. in Berlin - 1844

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, page 65:

Letter from Bunsen to his wife, Tuesday in Whitsun-week - Trinity Sunday. — The King has expressed to me his 'wish' that I should remain till the return of Mendelssohn, 10th August, that I may work upon him to execute the idea of the King as to the cathedral choir of Berlin. He has named Mendelssohn Director-General of Sacred Music in the whole monarchy, and desired to hear only the highest and most genuine style of choral singing, with compositions ancient and modern. Mendelssohn declares his interference impossible. The King says, ' He ought not to be withheld by the cry against …   more >>
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Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, volume 2 (London, 1868), p. 65. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434016535423 accessed: 18 May, 2022

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, scholar, diplomat, Theologian
1791-1860

Listening to

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Sacred music performed by The Berlin Cathedral Choir

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:55:35 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:11:00 +0100