William Beatty-Kingston et al. in Rome - the 1860's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 228-229:

As it is universally admitted by members of the craft that Liszt has been, for at least fifty years of his life, pre-eminent amongst pianoforte players in interpretation, execution and improvisation alike, there is, I think, abundant justification for the belief I have entertained ever since I first heard him perform — namely, that he is in all respects the greatest pianist who ever lived. This, moreover, was Kichard Wagner's opinion of him. Wagner, who was not given to hero-worship, and whose capacity for enthusiasm was always kept under control by his …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 228-229. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451829790018 accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Rome


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
Richard Wagner
Theatre director, Composer, Conducting

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 14:03:10 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:43:24 +0000