Mdme. Munkakczy et al. in London - April, 1886

from A Musician's Narrative , page 150:

While he was playing en famille to us one night, Mdme. Munkakczy, his Parisian hostess and wife of the famous Hungarian painter, continued to express her effervescent feelings of delight in whispers so loud and deep: "Ah! que chest beau! Ravissant!" etc., that I, sitting beside her with my open penknife predicted her approaching end, to the amusement of the tittering children. Jolly Madame–not without some scathing remarks, "Mais, I be not Ingleesh!"–had to succumb to my murderous threats and keep silent.
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 150. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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unspecified piano music
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1886
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 19 May 2015 23:07:50 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:06:48 +0000