William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - mid 19th Century
The latter days of the dirty old Conservatoire were also those of my residence in Vienna, where I contracted a close friendship with Hellmesberger the elder […] It was at his particular request that I took to " dropping in" upon the afternoon orchestral "practices" of the Conservatoire pupils, which took place twice or thrice a week under his personal direction. No musician could fail to be deeply interested by these exercises, in which the foremost rank was assigned to sight-reading.
William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 10. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444161608841 accessed: 9 December, 2022
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|Orchestral practice||performed by Conservatoire students|
|Date/Time||mid 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors|