William Beatty-Kingston in Bucharest

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 123-124:

Three or four of their best "brotherhoods," each under the leadership of a famous tenor-singer or supremely gifted fiddler, abide permanently in the capital [Bucharest], where during the fashionable season they are in considerable request at diplomatic dinner parties, and at the evening receptions already alluded to [...] But, once launched into the rendering of some fantastic doina or rollicking hora a surprising change accrues to their demeanour and facial expression; they draw themselves up cheerily — almost proudly — …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 123-124. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447539837669 accessed: 14 August, 2022

location of experience: Bucharest

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Roumanian folk music

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 14 Nov 2015 22:23:57 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:14:31 +0000