William Beatty-Kingston in Austria - 1868

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 216-17:

It was in the year 1868 that I first became acquainted with Anton Rubinstein at the chambers of my friend Hofkapellmeister Joseph Hellmesberger, on the topmost floor of a cruelly lofty house in the Tuchlauben, nearly opposite the Conservatorium of those days...I was exceptionally lucky in hearing the gifted Moldavian play almost daily for several weeks in succession, in private as well as in public...Rubinstein's orchestral effects and variety of tone production on my favourite instrument, therefore, surprised no less than they delighted me. …   more >>

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William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 216-17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448316842926 accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Austria


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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unknown piano music performed by Anton Rubinstein

Experience Information

Date/Time 1868
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:14:03 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:55:01 +0000