William Beatty-Kingston in Rome - between the 1860's and the 1870's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 224:

It is with extreme diffidence that I attempt to record my impressions of the pianoforte-playing of the greatest and most lavishly-gifted performer [Franz Liszt] upon that instrument whose executant feats have heretofore come under my personal cognizance...The Canon of Albano was an elderly man when I heard him play most firequently during the Ecumenical winter in Rome, between sixteen and seventeen years ago, and later on lost the inimitable force and flexibility which then characterised his execution ; but at that time his normal powers were …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 224. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451670178569 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1860's and the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 01 Jan 2016 17:42:59 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:30:50 +0000