William Beatty-Kingston in Belgrade

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 140-141:

I got upon my feet and staggered to the window, peering nervously through which I took in the whole dread reality at a glance. There they were, forming a hollow double circle, in the centre of which stood the gorgeous bandmaster, leading with his hand in lieu of a bâton — two score swarthy, wiry, deep-chested Arnauts, blowing, beating, and jingling at high pressure, and looking as if they could go on doing all these things for unnumbered hours without turning a hair. I may say with truth that I had never entirely realised …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 140-141. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447543618652 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: Belgrade

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 14 Nov 2015 23:26:58 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:23:42 +0000