William Beatty-Kingston in Bucharest - between 1865 and 1875

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 125-27:

I had enjoyed many opportunities of becoming well acquainted with Roumanian music and minstrelsy... Of the many roaming minstrel-bands with which it was my good fortune to foregather in the course of my own successive wanderings...between the years 1865 and 1875, the " brotherhood " submitted to the sway of Nick the Moldavian, was in every respect the most remarkable. It consisted of eight performers, each of whom could play more than one instrument, and with really extraordinary ability, whilst one and all were tuneful and passionate singers. I first…   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 125-27. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447540611351 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: Bucharest

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1865 and 1875
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, outdoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 14 Nov 2015 22:36:51 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:15:43 +0000