William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin - 1867

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 55-56:

I repeatedly heard Herr Fricke — the leading lasso profondissimo of the Hofoper in 1867, who, by the way, still occupies that distinguished position — sing his whole part through a fraction of a tone below pitch. Every musical ear in the house must have suffered a long agony under that torture ; but I could detect no sign of disapprobation or murmur of remonstrance. 

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 55-56. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445188678864 accessed: 18 May, 2022

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 1867
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 18:17:59 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:07:34 +0000