William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna - late 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 39-40:

As the evening [during the Fools Festival] advanced, organised pageants flowed into the already crowded room, and were received with frantic outbursts of applause. The first was a naval display. Preceded by a full band of marines, in which, however, the drum element was painfully prominent, the Ship of Folly rolled in, a banner with a strange device floating at its mainmast head. It was guarded by a complete ship's company, officers and men, over a hundred strong, fully armed; and made a gallant show. Having completed the circuit of the Saal, amidst …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 2 (London, 1887), p. 39-40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452081660616 accessed: 4 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 12:01:00 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:18:30 +0000