William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna Rome
from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 36-37:
To Franz Liszt, the greatest pianist the world has ever known, I was presented by Herbeck...I was more than once admitted to the priceless privilege of hearing him play in private during his sojourn in Vienna and subsequently in Rome, where his countryman and most intimate friend. Archbishop (afterwards Cardinal) Haynald — himself an excellent pianist — afforded me several opportunities of "sitting reverently at the Great Man's feet" when His Reverence — I mean the Canonico, not the Prelate — was seated at the piano.
William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 36-37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444167461460 accessed: 30 November, 2023
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|