Peter Hawker in Paris - 1 August, 1828, at night

from Journal entry, 1 August 1828, pages 332–333:

Called on my old friend Mr. Kalkbrenner, No. 33 Rue Chantereine, and then passed my time in the Louvre till it was the hour for dinner, after which I went to the French opera.1


1 La Muette de Portici, in four acts, with the dancing included. A very spirited opera; but the music rather in the noisy school. A tremendous orchestra, with the addition of double drums and Turkish cymbals.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 1 August 1828. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker, 1802-1853, volume 1 (London, 1893), p. 332–333. accessed: 22 September, 2023

location of experience: Paris


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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La Muette de Portici
written by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 August, 1828, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:45:19 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:00:05 +0100