William Beatty-Kingston - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 222-223:

Rubinstein's playing has always impressed me as being, in certain important respects, unique ; for instance,in its fiery impetuosity, its inexhaustible capacity for varying its productions of tone-colour, and — last, though not least remarkable — its extraordinary pianissimi; mere instrumental whispers, but perfectly articulate and free from indistinctness. There is more than one eminent performer of the present day who can "sing " upon the piano quite as sweetly and intelligently as Rubinstein, and who is fully his equal in the …   more >>

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William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 222-223. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451669661929 accessed: 24 October, 2021

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 01 Jan 2016 17:34:22 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:27:46 +0000