Franz Liszt et al. in London - April, 1886

from A Musician's Narrative , page 150:

Presently an elderly, well-nourished Hungarian lady of high degree sang to us–but with untoward results. Too strenuous exertions in doing justice to her upper register caused a beautiful necklace to break bounds, scattering the pearls about the room. The sudden end of the song and the sight of the boys and girls scrambling on the floor to recover the gems was a source of ill-concealed enjoyment to Liszt, who was in one of his naughty, boyish humours, when he could play his part in a children's hour with the youngest.
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 150. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432073409387 accessed: 19 May, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Franz Liszt
Franciscan Tertiary, Composer, Conducting, Pianist […]
1811-1886
Alexander Mackenzie
Violinist
1847-1935

Listening to

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unspecified vocal music

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1886
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 19 May 2015 23:10:09 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:06:24 +0000