William Beatty-Kingston in Moldavia

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 117:

Gianul is to the Roumanian Legends what Robin Hood is to our own ballad lore. He robbed the rich to give to the poor, exhibiting extraordinary daring and ingenuity in the execution of his predatory feats. I have no idea how many verses there are in the celebrated song that bears his name and professes to chronicle his principal achievements. All I can say about it is that I have never succeeded in hearing the end of it, though I have listened to it, more than once, for an hour at a stretch. Probably the leading laotari, who are ready enough …   more >>

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William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 117. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447280979606 accessed: 5 October, 2022

location of experience: Moldavia

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

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Roumanian ballad

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Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Nov 2015 22:29:39 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:06:09 +0000