William Beatty-Kingston in Bucharest - between 1865 and 1875
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.
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: 8 December, 2023
|Date/Time||between 1865 and 1875|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|