William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin - 1871

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 350-353:

Amongst the musical audiences of Berlin is one which I believe to be, of its kind, unique in Europe, probably in the world. It is exclusively composed of Prussian officers, and frequents the concerts given during the winter season by a full orchestra of guardsmen, every member of which bears his Prussian Majesty's commission. Shortly after the conclusion of the Franco-German war I attended one of these entertainments at the Guard Artillery Barracks, which are situated in a melancholy district, unpenetrated by any of the frequented thorough-fares that …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 350-353. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451994345667 accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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Grand Concerto in G minor
written by Felix Mendelssohn
Der Freisch├╝tz
written by Carl Maria von Weber

Experience Information

Date/Time 1871
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:45:45 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:00:36 +0000