William Beatty-Kingston in London
From that moment — although I only saw and heard him [Mendelssohn] once again, in the organ-loft of St. Paul's, when the rapidity of his pedal-playing well-nigh unsettled my reason — he became my idol and ideal, and remained so for years. It is certainly not too much to say that I worshipped him dans mon for intérieur with all the ardour that was in me.
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/1447705588958 accessed: 8 December, 2023
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors|