William Beatty-Kingston in Pesth - 1866

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 93:

[I] found myself included, through Hellmesberger's influence, in an invitation addressed to the "musical and literary celebrities honouring Pesth with a visit " by Heckenast, the leading publisher of the Hungarian capital, to a supper-party at his mansion in a street with a polysyllabic, and, to any tongue save that of a born Magyar, unpronounceable name. Heckenast, an enlightened and liberal patron of the arts, had at that time but recently "discovered" Robert Volkmann, and taken the luckless composer under his protection. He happened to …   more >>

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William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 93. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446671892140 accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Pesth


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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G minor quatour performed by Viennese quartet party

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 21:18:12 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:24:28 +0000