William Beatty-Kingston in London - between the 1830's and the 1840's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 286:

Whither have vanished the two or three really meritorious stringed bands — one of them used to play every Thursday afternoon in Manchester Square — which performed the overtures to Zampa, Masaniello and William Tell so dashingly? They were, I fancy, chiefly composed of Italians and Frenchmen, and used to take something considerable in silver every time they performed. In common with many other youthful music-lovers, I loved to follow them about for hours at a stretch, and yearned to enlist in their harmonious ranks. 

cite as

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/1451933416806 accessed: 7 April, 2020

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Masaniello Overture
written by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber
William Tell Overture
written by Rossini
Zampa Overture
written by Louis Joseph Ferdinand Hérold

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1830's and the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:50:17 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:59:34 +0000