William Beatty-Kingston in London - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 242:

In no executive branch of the musical art has a more striking and general advancement been achieved in this metropolis [London] within the past quarter of a century than in that portion of theatrical entertainments which consists of orchestral performances, such as may be heard every night in any London theatre, agreeably prefacing the play or plays on the bill of the evening, and, in one or two instances, making the entr'actes or "waits," even more recreative to the audience than the stage business itself. A good band is nowadays well …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 242. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451910654743 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 12:30:54 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:30:46 +0000