Peter Hawker in Paris - August, 1828

from Journal entry, 17 August 1828, page 337:

17th [Aug.].—Having now done what business I had here, and prepared to start for England again, I shall just memorandum down a few short remarks as to the changes that have taken place since I was last in Paris.


Amusements: French opera rather improved. Italian opera rather fallen off: their band, which I thought the best I ever heard, is now no more than equal to that of our opera.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 17 August 1828. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker, 1802-1853, volume 1 (London, 1893), p. 337. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Opera in Paris

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:28:39 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:18:24 +0100