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.
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: 29 November, 2023
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|