William Beatty-Kingston in Austria

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 44:

How many highly-polished instruments he [Anton Rudinstein] has irretrievably ruined by allowing his cigarettes to burn long corrugated grooves in their surface whilst he has been wrestling with extemporised difficulties of his own imagining, I will not venture even to surmise. At such times, however — when the rosewood is slowly calcining and emitting a pungent scent that, as I have more than once noticed, exercises a painfully depressing influence upon the spirits of the suffering pianoforte's owner — Rubinstein plays with a …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 44. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445080244965 accessed: 24 May, 2022

location of experience: Austria

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 Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:10:45 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:00:24 +0000