William Beatty-Kingston et al. in Pesth - 1867

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 96-97:

It was long past midnight when Hellmesberger suddenly rose in his place and exclaimed, "Enough talk for the present. Let us have some music. Sivori is dying to play us something classical of his own composition; and I — I have brought with me a new quartet by a young composer whose name I forget — he is a mere boy and none of you have ever heard of him — which I and my comrades here would like to play to Volkmann. Heckenast, I know you have a four- sided desk somewhere in this hovel of yours; produce it, and let us get to work. We …   more >>

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William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 96-97. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446673610212 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Pesth


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
Robert Volkmann
Josef Hellmesberger
Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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G minor quartet
written by Robert Volkmann

Experience Information

Date/Time 1867
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 21:46:50 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:30:46 +0000