William Beatty-Kingston in Bucharest - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 188:

During the season every "personage" of society who can afford it, including the King and Queen, gives one splendid and sumptuous ball, at which you are sure to meet everybody that is anybody; and ten or twelve grandes dames de par le monde throw open their salons once a week (Sunday is the favourite "receiving night" for these leaders of fashion) to all that is distinguished and illustrious by birth or official station, native or foreign, in the capital. At these pleasant reunions an impromptu dance not unfrequently concludes the evening.

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 2 (London, 1887), p. 188. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452085760452 accessed: 23 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, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:09:20 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:34:37 +0000