Alexandra Feodorovna et al. in Tsarskoye Selo - the 1840's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 318-319:

One day he [Johann Strauss] received the Empress's command to attend with his band at "Tsarkoë-Selo," and to perform before her Majesty in the park of that Imperial summer resort. Upon his arrival there he was informed by the Chamberlain on duty that he would have to rehearse the morceaux of his programme thrice before playing them to the Czarina. His amazement at so unprecedented a request found vent in eager inquiries as to its motive; but no explanation was vouchsafed to him. Such were Her Majesty's orders, and he had nothing to do but …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 318-319. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451985938296 accessed: 2 December, 2021

location of experience: Tsarskoye Selo

Listeners

Alexandra Feodorovna
Empress
1798-1860
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 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:25:38 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:19:47 +0000