William Beatty-Kingston in Bucharest - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 187-188:

Few Roumanian ladies sing or play with any degree of proficiency and my experience in Bucharest salons, to which musical performances are admitted as an element of social diversion, have penetrated me with the conviction that there is not a single first-class pianoforte in the whole city. Even executants of real merit, like the Princess Jon Ghica, appear content to play upon second and third-rate instruments, whilst in the houses of wealthy Boyars whose names are historical landmarks, may be found objects bearing the aspect and dignified by the title …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 2 (London, 1887), p. 187-188. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452085512861 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Bucharest

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:05:13 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:31:48 +0000