William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 11:

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.

cite as

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: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

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

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 21:07:48 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:51:03 +0000