Bishop of London et al. in London - 30 April, 1847

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, page 130:

Extract from a Contemporary notice, 1st May, 1847 - It may not seem irrelevant to the mention of Mendelssohn to add a 'contemporary notice' from the recollections of a son present on that last and memorable occasion. The last song accompanied by Mendelssohn was selected by himself from his Oratorio of ' St. Paul,' saying, ' We will have this for a close ! ' It was the grand composition to the words, ' Be thou faithful unto death ' (Sei getreu bis in den Tod)—and having played the last note, he started up, and precipitately left the room and the house, exclaiming to those who followed …   more >>

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Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume II, volume 2 (London, 1868), p. 130. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434026824789 accessed: 5 July, 2022

location of experience: London

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Be thou faithful unto death (Sei getreu bis in den Tod)
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Ernest Bunsen, Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 April, 1847
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:47:05 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:39:00 +0100