William Beatty-Kingston in London - the 1840's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 196:

But —next to the inimitable Mendelssohn— of all the pianists I listened to with more or less rapture and envy before completing my tenth year, Stemdale Bennett was the one who most thoroughly fulfilled my boyish ideal of what playing ought to be. For finish, delicacy of expression, accuracy of phrasing, and a certain gentle grace of style that imparted an indefinable charm to his interpretations of classical works, I have never listened to anybody quite his equal.

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 196. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447706238756 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: London

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:37:18 +0000
Approved on Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:49:36 +0000