William Beatty-Kingston in Moldavia

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 116:

During my long sojourns in Moldavia every now and anon I happened upon a hora of an unmistakably rollicking character — "Am un leu" is a shining example of these exceptions to the rule — but on inquiring carefully into the origin of these cheerful airs I invariably found that they hailed from Transylvania, where the influence of Magyar musical joviality had been effectively brought to bear upon the languorous plaintiveness of the Roumanian melodic method. 

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William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 116. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447280734735 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Moldavia

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

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Transylvanian folk music

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Medium live

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Nov 2015 22:25:35 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:01:41 +0000