William Beatty-Kingston in London - 1853

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 197-198:

I think it was during the season of 1853 that I first heard Arabella Goddard, who came before the public as a slight, quiet-looking girl of fifteen, with works at her fingers' ends that had —at least, so it was said at the time — never theretofore been performed in a London concert room... I heard her play the Posthumous Sonata without book. Her tempi and execution were as a rule faultless, even then — too faultless, perhaps; for over-conscientious attention to the countless details of such colossal compositions as those …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 197-198. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447707286315 accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: London


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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'Posthumous Sonata'
written by Beethoven
performed by Arabella Goddard

Experience Information

Date/Time 1853
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:54:46 +0000
Approved on Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:54:07 +0000