William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 79-81:

On the following Tuesday, accordingly, I was in my accustomed stall [at the Hofoper] at seven precisely,  [for a performance of Lohengrin (Hohe-Preise)] just in time to see my friend Carl Eckert take his place at the conductor's desk and look over his acolytes with a circular and severely-inquiring glance before executing the smart double rap that never failed to concentrate their attention upon the tip of his ebony baton [...] As was, and I believe still is, always the case on a Wagner night, the house was crowded throughout; fashion in the …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 79-81. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446500672476 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Lohengrin
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 02 Nov 2015 21:44:33 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:13:33 +0000