in Berlin - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 343:

In the first place, whether opera, symphony, stringed quartet, or any other variety of concerted music be announced in the bill, all the German youths and maidens present who have a mind to prove by demonstration that they know all about it, and no mistake, bring full scores, oblong in form, with them, and turn over the leaves during the performance in a flappy way that is peculiarly irritating to the auditor who happens to be listening for his pleasure, and not to show other people how intensely, absorbingly, far-more-than-professionally musical he …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 343. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451989543870 accessed: 21 October, 2018

location of experience: Berlin

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:25:44 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:50:10 +0000