William Beatty-Kingston in London - between the 1840's and the 1850's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 195-196:

Madame Dulcken's playing, I remember, struck me as extraordinarily brilliant and forcible. So did Cipriani Potter's...Thalberg astonished and discouraged me; the inconceivable smoothness and featness of his execution, combined with the surprising intricacy of the passages that seemed to glide off his fingers, carried conviction to my soul that it was utterly useless for me to go on trying to learn to play, as I could certainly never hope to attain anything like Thalbergian facility. A scarcely less depressing effect was produced upon me by the …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 195-196. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447706098833 accessed: 24 May, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1840's and the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:34:59 +0000
Approved on Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:47:14 +0000