Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord et al. in Paris - 28 March, 1816, at night

from Letter from Mary Berry to her sister, Agnes, 29 March 1816, pages 82–83:

[Yesterday] went to Madame Moreau’s, where there was a concert. It was more disagreeable as to arrangement than a concert in London; because all the women were seated in three rows of chairs round an oval room, without a possibility of moving, or of a single man getting near them. ... At twelve o’clock we went to Talleyrand’s; that is to say, chez la Comtesse Edmond de Périgord, his niece, i.e. a daughter of the Duchesse de Courland, whom he has separated from his nephew, to whom she was married. She is…   more >>

cite as

Mary Berry, Letter from Mary Berry to her sister, Agnes, 29 March 1816. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 82–83. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
bishop (laicised), Diplomat, Politician
Dorothea von Biron
Madame Moreau
widow of Général Moreau
Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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vocal and piano music performed by Mlle Renaud, Felice Blangini
A concert

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 March, 1816, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:04:44 +0000
Approved on Sun, 02 Dec 2018 10:00:36 +0000