William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - late 19th Century
from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 35-37:
The Festival of Fools [held in Vienna] which I attended during the Carnival of 1868-9...From the shifting mass of colour occupying the body of the hall arose a devilish din, made up of hooting, trombones, yelling, kettledrums, whistles, gongs, tomtoms, ophicleides, tambourines, bells, laughter, street cries, and fifty other undefinable noises.
William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 2 (London, 1887), p. 35-37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452080574865 accessed: 25 May, 2022
|Date/Time||late 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|