Charles C.F. Greville in Stafford House, London - 13 July, 1835, at night

from Journal entry, 15 July 1835, page 278:

The night before last there was a great concert on the staircase at Stafford House, the most magnificent assembly I ever saw, and such as I think no crowned head in Europe could display, so grand and picturesque. The appearance of the hall was exactly like one of Paul Veronese’s pictures, and only wanted some tapestry to be hung over the balustrades. Such prodigious space, so cool, so blazing with light; everybody was comfortable even, and the concert combined the greatest talents in Europe all together—Grisi, Malibran, Tamburini, Lablache, Rubini, and …   more >>

cite as

Charles C.F. Greville, Journal entry, 15 July 1835. In Henry Reeve (ed.), The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, volume 3 (London, 1874), p. 278. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Stafford House, London


Charles C.F. Greville
Clerk-in-ordinary to the Privy Council, Political and social diarist, Private secretary

Listening to

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Unspecified vocal music performed by Antonio Tamburini, Giovanni Battista Rubini, Giulia Grisi, Luigi Lablache, Maria Malibran, Nicola Ivanoff

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 July, 1835, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:35:40 +0100
Approved on Sun, 01 Jul 2018 14:02:18 +0100