William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 17-18:

I have never known any " professional" gifted with so exhaustive a musical memory as that of Johann Herbeck...Whilst talking like this, in breaks, he would play through one motivo after another, exemplifying the methods of treatment, until he had more or less succinctly viscerated the entire work. Then, jerking his hair backwards and taking a pull at his cigar, he would continue, " What I consider to be a favourable specimen of Gurgebeisser's best manner is that Sonata of his, Opus 87, you know, for Tuba Mirabilis with harp accompaniments. …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 17-18. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444163560636 accessed: 2 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 06 Oct 2015 21:32:40 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:56:49 +0000