William Beatty-Kingston et al. in London - the 1840's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 196-197:

The late Sir George Smart, who delighted in contriving musical treats for me during my green velvet period, once took me to call upon Sterndale Bennett, promising me that "the great man''should play expressly for my delectation. This promise having been explained to Bennett with due representation of my precocious passion for music, he smilingly turned to me, saying, "Well; what shall I play for you? " For the moment I could think of none of the names of my favourite chevaux-de-bataille and nervously blurted out, "Would you mind playing …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 196-197. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447707019310 accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: London


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
Sir George Thomas Smart
Organist, Singing Teacher, Violinist, Conducting

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 20:50:19 +0000
Approved on Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:52:42 +0000