William Beatty-Kingston in Bucharest - between 1865 and 1875

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 131:

I had set up house — or rather, rooms in somebody else's house [in Bucharest] — in a modest kind of way, and engaged a native cook who, being a gipsy as well as a Moldavian, was musical to the core. Meticka (the Roumanian diminutive for Demetrius) could play the fiddle or ciombolán with excellent taste and spirit, and sing right tunefully with a soft light tenor voice that would have made the fortune of a French or German hero of operetta. 

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 131. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447542114282 accessed: 21 January, 2022

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 the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 14 Nov 2015 23:01:54 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:18:01 +0000