Johann Strauss in Vienna - between early 19th Century and mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 323:

Their [three Strauss boys] musical feats of course reached old Strauss' s ears, much to his gratification: but he made no sign until, several months having elapsed since he first became aware that they were acquiring celebrity, it struck him one day as absurd and unnatural that he should be about the only musician in the Kaiserstadt who had never heard any of his own son's compositions. Forthwith he sent a message to his wife, who occupied apartments above his own, but two flights higher, to the effect that he would esteem it a favour if she …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 323. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451988281660 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Johann Strauss
musicain, Composer
1825-1899

Experience Information

Date/Time between early 19th Century and mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:04:41 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:28:26 +0000