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

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 286-287:

I also miss the legitimate artistic successors of the two reduced Signori who were formerly wont to execute pleasing feats in concert upon a wiry piano on wheels, harnessed to a duet-proof white horse with un-commonly hirsute fetlocks, and upon a weak violin, which its owner or lessee used to extract from a gloomy-looking black leather case with a tender care that would not have been exaggerated in connection with the handling of a priceless Guamerius or Amati. Those dejected but able executants used to play, moreover, duos of a class that …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 286-287. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451933905488 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

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 18:58:25 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:01:31 +0000