William Beatty-Kingston in Austria

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 43:

Anton Rubinstein I first met at Hellmesberger's "mansion near the sky" in the Tuchlauben, where the quartet rehearsals of Vienna's "prime violino assoluto " used to come off on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Having been jocularly recommended to him by our host as " ein geschickter Umblaetterer," I was permitted to "turn over" for him whilst he played the P.F. part of his B flat trio — perhaps the most strikingly Mendelssohnian of all his instrumental works — and more than once nearly got into trouble because I could not keep my eyes from…   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 43. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445079989417 accessed: 5 December, 2023

location of experience: Austria


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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Piano Trio in B Flat
written by Anton Rubinstein
performed by Anton Rubinstein

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:06:29 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:58:16 +0000