William Beatty-Kingston in Rome - the 1860's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 227:

It was, however, when avowedly improvising, that Liszt " let himself go," giving full rein to his fancy or humour of the moment, and indulging, to the top of his bent, in the exaggeration of technical difficulty. At such times, stimulated by strong excitement, he would put forth to their utmost executive limits the exceptional physical forces with which nature had gifted him, and would achieve what, to any other pianist, had been impossible. Practice and will had so disciplined his fingers and accustomed them to fulfil infallibly the orders …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 227. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451828280294 accessed: 20 May, 2022

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

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

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:38:00 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:41:35 +0000