William Beatty-Kingston et al. in Rome - December, 1869

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 226-227:

To hear him [Franz Liszt] play his own compositions or arrangements in private was almost to hear him extemporise. When performing them in public, I believe he usually adhered to their printed text ; but in the salon or club-room (as when I listened to him during a soirée given by the German Club at Rome, in December, 1869), surrounded by intimate friends or approved musicians, he could seldom resist the temptation of trying experiments in the way of treatments or cadences, and especially delighted in surprising those familiar with his piano-forte works, by …   more >>

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William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 226-227. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451828091733 accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Rome


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
Lajos Haynald

Listening to

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The Flying Dutchman
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1869
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:34:52 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:39:55 +0000