William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - between the 1860's and the 1870's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 225:

It was my good fortune at different times, in Vienna and Rome, to hear him [Franz Liszt] play a few of the great masterpieces of Beethoven, as well as a good many of his own original compositions and inimitable "transcriptions"; moreover, he extemporised twice in my presence — the first time at great length upon Schubert's exquisite Serenade (Staendchen), and the second, more briefly, but with surprising elaboration, upon "Batti, batti." I have therefore been able to appreciate his various qualities as a performer in their three principal developments ; …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 225. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451670548715 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Staendchen
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1860's and the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 01 Jan 2016 17:49:08 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:35:33 +0000