William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 343-344:

The other practice to which I demurred was that in which these out-and-out musicians were wont to indulge when anybody a thought less offensive than themselves in aspect and bearing ventured to whisper a comment on the performance, whilst it was going on, to his or her neighbour. The merest ghost of a remark would cause these unsavoury fanatics to turn sharp round upon its utterer, glare at him with blood-chilling ferocity, and give vent to an angry hiss, resembling the hostile warning which a cantankerous old gander addresses to a dog seeking whom it…   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 343-344. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451989766498 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

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

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 10:29:26 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:53:11 +0000