William Beatty-Kingston in Cairo - mid 19th Century
[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.
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: 24 October, 2021
|Date/Time||mid 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public|