William Beatty-Kingston in London - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 274:

As a matter of fact the theatrical bands of this metropolis can stand comparison, favourably to themselves, with those of any Continental city. I venture to make this assertion somewhat confidently, having, in the course of the past twenty years, attended every imaginable sort of theatrical performance in all the countries of Europe, except the Scandinavian kingdoms and the Hellenic realm... Of course bands engaged to play ballet music and the accompaniments of comic opera, operetta, etc., are expected to be of a quality superior to that of the …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 274. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451910902572 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 12:35:02 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:34:08 +0000