William Beatty-Kingston in Serbia

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 135-6:

During my repeated and, on more than one occasion, protracted sojourns in the Principality [of Serbia] — that was its rank until a few years ago, when it promoted itself to the rank of Kingdom — I have frequently, much too frequently, heard male Servians grunt and female Servians squeal, under the pretence of singing, in a manner that would have done distinguished credit to the most vociferous hog of all the bristly herds that constitute the staple of their national trade ; and it has been my dismal fate, times without number, to …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 135-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447542481084 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Serbia

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Serbian folk singing

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 14 Nov 2015 23:08:01 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:21:29 +0000