William Beatty-Kingston in on a trip from Germany to London - the 1880's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 297:

When King Ludwig's summons at length reached him[Wagner], it raised him from the depths of despondency to a pinnacle of hope he had never theretofore attained. He had, indeed, begun to despair of his works ever being performed at all, and was on the verge of melancholy madness when the Royal Wittelsbach, in taking him by the hand, saved his reason from overthrow and, in all probability, his life to boot. Since that fortunate conjuncture in his career Tristan and Isolde has been successfully produced at Munich, Berlin, Leipzig, Weimar and …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 297. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451934856863 accessed: 18 May, 2022

location of experience: on a trip from Germany to London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Tristan und Isolde
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 19:14:17 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:03:29 +0000