William Beatty-Kingston - the 1840's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 191-192:

When, nearly forty years ago — having been severely trained by an unflinching classicist...it fell to my lot to be taken about a good deal to public concerts and private musical parties in green velvet, cut-steel buttons, and a lace collar, airs with variations were all the vogue on the platform and in the salon. Compositions of this class by Henri Herz, Cramer, Chaidieu, Czemy, Kalkbrenner, Moscheles, Kuhlau, Osborne, and many others of less note, were played everywhere with amazing perseverance and relish.

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 191-192. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447705099161 accessed: 3 July, 2022

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:18:20 +0000
Approved on Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:34:29 +0000