William Beatty-Kingston in Cairo - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 266:

[S]o in his [an arabic person] music ; he never goes straight from one note to another, but reaches perhaps retches would be the more correct word at the tone he wants to get at in many several circuitous ways, and finally slides into it round a vocal corner, so to speak.

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 2 (London, 1887), p. 266. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452101375696 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: Cairo

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, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:29:35 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:48:13 +0000