William Beatty-Kingston - the 1840's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 194:

[B]ut the one who most deeply and enduringly impressed me was Mendelssohn, whom I had the supreme good fortune to hear and see extemporise at great length in the house of a gifted friend — alas one long since dead; being privileged to stand the while by the piano and watch the magician's fingers casting their spells upon the subjugated and responsive keys.

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 194. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447705408852 accessed: 24 May, 2022

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:23:29 +0000
Approved on Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:39:36 +0000