William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - the 1800's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 1-2:

Then it was that the Vienna Musical Union (Musik-Verein), with its mighty orchestra of two hundred and fifty first-class instrumentalists, had just attained its maximuim of effectiveness under Hans Eichter's gifted predecessor, Johann von Herbeck. Until it became my privilege to attend the Concerts of the Musik-Verein, I had never even dreamed of such an executant corporation or conceived such performances to be possible. All the leading artists — all the recognised “soloists" of Vienna served in its ranks.

 

 

 

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 1-2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444079072687 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
1837-1900

Listening to

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Viennese orchestral music performed by Vienna Musical Union

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:04:34 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:16:56 +0000