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.

cite as

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: 2 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

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

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:43:03 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:15:56 +0000