William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - mid 19th Century
At every " practice " a fresh score was rendered, somehow or other — for the most part, with astounding verve and intelligence — and the pupils always appeared eager to tackle anything and everything, no matter how cranky or complicated, that their well-loved master might please to chasten them with. On one or two occasions, when I happened to be present at the " Uebungen," Hellmesberger's greedy alumni even "asked for more," like Oliver Twist, after undergoing what I considered a surfeit of sight-reading.
William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 11. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444162068619 accessed: 2 October, 2023
|Date/Time||mid 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors|