William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin - 1866

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 54-55:

But after a few months' sojourn in Berlin, during which I spent at least four evenings a week in listening to operatic or concert-room performances, I was compelled to recognise the fallacy of the theories I had taken for granted during the unsophisticated period of my existence above alluded to; and I eventually arrived at the conclusion — which I have not seen any reason to change up to the present day — that State theatres in Germany, as far as the provision of efficient vocalists is concerned, did not keep pace with the musical …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 54-55. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445188306492 accessed: 3 July, 2022

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 1866
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 18:11:46 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:04:37 +0000