William Beatty-Kingston et al. in Vienna - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 37-39:

One evening during the Ecumenical winter, at a musical soiree given by the Princess O----- , Liszt's Symphonic Poem " Tasso," arranged for two pianos, happened to be lying on one of the magnificent instruments that stood side by side — head and tail — in the Princess's music-room, where some sixty or seventy personages of Roman society were assembled, amongst them the Canon of Albano. Whilst chatting with his hostess, Liszt picked up the "Tasso" arrangement by chance, asked her whether she had heard it, and on receiving a reply in the …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 37-39. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444237338482 accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
Franz Liszt
Franciscan Tertiary, Composer, Conducting, Pianist […]

Listening to

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written by Franz Liszt
performed by William Beatty-Kingston, Franz Liszt

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:02:19 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:54:43 +0000