Marie Bashkirtseff in Paris - 26 April, 1880

from The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff, pages 402, page 402:

To-night we were at Madame P__'s, a retired magistrate's family.... Nice kind people; but a curious company, and the most old-fashioned of costumes; no one of note....There were several acquaintances, oh how dull! Some amateurs, who set your teeth on edge with their music; a violinist without an ear, and a fine fellow who, after casting a conqueror's glance round the room, rests one hand on the piano and sings Schubert's serenade in an attitude.... Oh, so ridiculous! I cannot understand how a gentleman can play the low comedian at a grand soiree.
cite as

The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff, pages 402. In Marie Bashkirtseff, and Roszika Parker and Griselda Pollock (ed.), The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff (London, 1985), p. 402. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1383924160006 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Marie Bashkirtseff
Artist
1858-1884

Listening to

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serenade
written by Schubert

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 April, 1880
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:22:40 +0000