William Beatty-Kingston in Moldavia
During my long sojourns in Moldavia every now and anon I happened upon a hora of an unmistakably rollicking character — "Am un leu" is a shining example of these exceptions to the rule — but on inquiring carefully into the origin of these cheerful airs I invariably found that they hailed from Transylvania, where the influence of Magyar musical joviality had been effectively brought to bear upon the languorous plaintiveness of the Roumanian melodic method.
William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 116. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447280734735 accessed: 9 December, 2023
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