William Beatty-Kingston in Pesth - the 1860's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 97-100:

During my brief sojourn in Pesth on the above-mentioned occasion and in connection with the so-called "Reconciliation Week," I underwent a very curious and exceptional musical experience, chiefly worth recalling because so pre-eminently illustrative of the wild excitement then prevailing throughout all classes of Hungarian society, and finding vent in extravagances of action that struck me at the time as all but incompatible with sanity of mind in their perpetrators. One of the fetes organised by the patricians and artists of Pesth in honour of the great …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 97-100. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446674822352 accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Pesth


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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Blue Danube
written by Johann Strauss, Johann Strauss II

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 22:07:03 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:37:06 +0000