William Beatty-Kingston in Rome - 24 December, 1869

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 105-108:

A painful contrast, in the way of musical entertainments of an ecclesiastical order, to the above performance in the Gesù, was afforded by a Midnight Mass I was induced by treacherous persuasion to attend on Christmas Eve at San Luigi dei Francesi...On the 24th December, 1869, a peculiarly malignant compatriot had fervently assured me that, at San Luigi dei Francesi, I should hear strains of celestial harmony and contemplate a dazzling illumination in celebration of the Nativity Morn...After much labour and tribulation I at length succeeded in …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 105-108. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447279764366 accessed: 28 November, 2022

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
1837-1900

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 December, 1869
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Nov 2015 22:09:24 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:48:18 +0000