William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 10:

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.

cite as

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: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Orchestral practice performed by Conservatoire students

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 06 Oct 2015 21:00:09 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:49:06 +0000