Lady Lyttelton in Saint Petersburg - 22 January, 1814, at night
from Diary of Lady Sarah Lyttelton, 23 January 1814, page 182:
Last night I did go out, and was very much delighted by seeing a little Russian play, or opera, extremely well acted, sung and danced, in a room, by Russians. The music was remarkably pretty; the dancing beautiful; Cossack dances which are so manly and martial and gay, they are quite cheering to look at. The national costume is very pretty; they wear silver, or rather tin heels to their boots, which they keep knocking together, making a measured little noise like castenets, and quite as lively.
Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Diary of Lady Sarah Lyttelton, 23 January 1814. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 182. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541431748584 accessed: 13 August, 2022
Listening tohide composers
|Date/Time||22 January, 1814, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Lady Sarah Spencer married William Henry Lyttelton on 3 March 1813, after which she was known as Lady Lyttelton. He succeeded his half-brother as 3rd Baron Lyttelton in 1828.