William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin - the 1860's
from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 56-57:
[T]he Berlin public was content to put up with him [Herr Fricke]. It did more; it liked him, and virtually endorsed his chronic discordances. The professional critics treated him with undisguised tenderness; society dilettanti shrugged their shoulders whenever I ventured to utter a mild protest against his faulty intonation, and replied, "But he looks so well on the stage; he is such an intelligent, trustworthy actor; besides, where can we find a better than he in Germany now-a-days?
William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 56-57. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445189556620 accessed: 20 May, 2022
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|