William Beatty-Kingston in Austria - 1868

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 219:

It is, perhaps, absurd to speak of his [Anton Rubinstein] touch as though it were a special capability; for he is possessed of every imaginable sort of touch, from the deep and clinging, which has the faculty of extracting the maximum breadth and length of tone from a tense wire, to the light and feathery, such as notes might be expected to yield were the keyboard tripped over by fairy feet or brushed by butterflies' wings. His flexibility is the more amazing that the physical aspect of his fingers, which are short, thick, and blunt, affords no …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 219. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448317199171 accessed: 29 May, 2022

location of experience: Austria

Listeners

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

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:20:00 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:56:30 +0000