William Beatty-Kingston in Bucharest

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 119:

Upon the rare occasions when the musical element is, for some special reason, introduced into the unwritten programme of a soiree at which "one dances not," the luotariy or native minstrels, are hired for the night and stationed in a roomy, divanned ante-chamber, through which the guests must pass on their way into or out of the reception-rooms. There, at brief intervals, they sing the wild melodies of the country, or play quaint arrangements of popular airs, familiar and dear to every born Roumanian, from about nine p.m. (the Dacian dinner-hour is six, and …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 119. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447536221031 accessed: 24 May, 2022

location of experience: Bucharest

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:23:41 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:08:06 +0000