William Beatty-Kingston in Cairo - February, 1876

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 241:

I first met [Leonhard Emil] Bach at the Abddeen Palace in Cairo, where he and his fellow-traveller — for the nonce, Ole Bull — were the instrumental stars of a state concert given by Ismail Khedive, then in the zenith of his viceregal splendour. At that time (February, 1876) Bach was a mere stripling, and had but recently terminated his studies. His playing, however, struck me as uncommonly vigorous and intelligent; and he scored heavily in the diplomatic salons of the Egyptian capital, in which music held its own manfully …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 241. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451908551252 accessed: 25 May, 2022

location of experience: Cairo

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1876
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:55:51 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:23:26 +0000