William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin - between the 1860's and the 1870's
Once, I having been assured by hundreds of more or less trustworthy persons, he [Albert Niemann] possessed a magnificent voice; an organ of inimitable beauty and power... Ere I first heard him sing, he had sacrificed that priceless gift of Nature to Wagner and conviviality. I only know him, in his public capacity, as the finest tragic and romantic actor living of those connected with the lyric drama, as a man of extraordinary, splendid physique and noble bearing, and as an exceptionally accomplished musician.
William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 63. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445190821343 accessed: 1 December, 2023
|Date/Time||between the 1860's and the 1870's|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|