William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - between 1866 and 1869

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 214-215:

Julius Epstein, when I first made his acquaintance, was thirty-four years of age, tall, slight, and of a sallow complexion, with raven black hair, moustache, and whiskers, as carefully attended to as those of the most dandified "plunger" in the Vienna garrison...When he was seated at the piano his body never swayed or swerved in the least, even whilst his long white fingers were achieving marvels of agility, but preserved the rigidity and severe tenue of a model drill-sergeant under inspection. That such a type of deportment should be frugal in his dealings …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 214-215. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448315864039 accessed: 22 February, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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unknown piano music performed by Julius J. Epstein

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1866 and 1869
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:57:44 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:48:39 +0000