William Gardiner in Bonn - 12 August, 1848

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 329-330:

[It was] twenty years after his [Beethoven's] death that a statue was erected to his memory at his birth place, Bonn, on the Rhine. I was present at the inauguration of this statue, August 12th, 1848 [...] The music was under the direction of Liszt, who at his own expense, erected a music hall, to contain five thousand persons. The band consisted of six hundred performers, who voluntarily came from all parts of Germany to assist in the celebration.The evening performance commenced with the Posthumous Mass, the most wonderful of all Beethoven's inspirations.

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 329-330. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433366731380 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Bonn


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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written by Beethoven
performed by 600 performers

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 August, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 22:25:31 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:02:26 +0100