William Beatty-Kingston in London - between the 1830's and the 1840's
Where the shaggy pifferari skilled in evoking unearthly squeaks and wails from hairy bags, tightly squeezed under their left arms? I have not seen a pifferaro in London highways or by- ways for at least a quarter of a century. The music they made was not strictly classical; but how suggestive they were of Calabrian forests, brigands' caves, and all the picturesqueness, mystery, and horror of outlaw life in Southern Italy!
William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 286. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451932936755 accessed: 24 May, 2022
|Date/Time||between the 1830's and the 1840's|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|