William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - April, 1865

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 204-205:

[In Vienna]  I became an assiduous frequenter of public and private musical entertainments, and was most generously admitted to the penetralia of the chief Viennese musical organisations by the great artists who directed them. One of my early experiences of " virtuosity '' on the piano, illustrating an aggravated phase of its novel departure, was gained at a matinée given in a concert-room attached to the Imperial Palace by the Chevalier Antoine de Kontski, surnamed by his admiring countrymen "The Lion of Poland"...  Blows from a …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 204-205. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447968016667 accessed: 2 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1865
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 19 Nov 2015 21:20:16 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:29:30 +0000