Baron von Bunsen in Rome - 1820

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1, page 173:

Letter from Bunsen to his Sister Christiana, Rome: 29th April, 1820 - Next week we plan inviting a few Italians, that we may have some of the old Latin Church music performed. . . . I have had a selection of psalm and hymn compositions for four voices, copied for me, . . . and look upon it as a great treasure. They are mostly by Palestrina, who flourished about 1550. This is the only piece of luxury I have allowed myself, and it is not a very expensive one.

cite as

Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1 (London, 1868), p. 173. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, scholar, diplomat, Theologian

Listening to

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Latin Church Music
written by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
performed by Unknown Italians

Experience Information

Date/Time 1820
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:54:56 +0100
Approved on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:46:02 +0100