William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 279-280:

In the matter of open-air music, we Englishmen are heavily handicapped by our perfidious and malignant climate... In other lands, as northern as our own, where the seasons display a certain sense of order and decorum, proprietors of public gardens are enabled, year after year, when the buds begin to crack their cases and the birds have done their courting, to advertise al fresco instrumental performances at stated intervals throughout the warm months — say, from May 1 to September 30 — with a tolerable certainty that they will not be …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 279-280. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451911361949 accessed: 13 July, 2020

location of experience: Vienna

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, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 12:42:42 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:36:09 +0000