William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna Rome

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 36-37:

To Franz Liszt, the greatest pianist the world has ever known, I was presented by Herbeck...I was more than once admitted to the priceless privilege of hearing him play in private during his sojourn in Vienna and subsequently in Rome, where his countryman and most intimate friend. Archbishop (afterwards Cardinal) Haynald — himself an excellent pianist — afforded me several opportunities of "sitting reverently at the Great Man's feet" when His Reverence — I mean the Canonico, not the Prelate — was seated at the piano.

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 36-37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444167461460 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Vienna Rome

Listeners

William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
1837-1900

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:37:41 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:48:53 +0000