in Vienna - between early 19th Century and late 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 331-332:

But Viennese opera-goers and concert-frequenters alike, though constituting in many respects ideal audiences from the artist's point of view, have one extremely unpleasant and objectionable characteristic in common. They become fidgety and fussy shortly after nine o'clock p.m. Up to that hour their demeanour is exemplary. The singer or player, at least, if expert in his function, has no reason to complain of it; for his hearers are attentive, sympathetic, and ever ready to give tongue to their approval at the opportune moment. But, with a …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 331-332. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451989067907 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:17:48 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:48:11 +0000