William Beatty-Kingston in Tsarskoye Selo - the 1840's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 319:

At the end of the performance an exalted dignitary of the Russian Court bade Strauss follow him to his apartments in the chateau, where he sat the Kapellmeister down to a splendid grand piano, saying: "Now, be good enough to play me all the newest Vienna dance-music." Though extremely fatigued by his three rehearsals and "State" performance, Strauss deemed it expedient to comply; but after he had played continuously for over an hour, he came to a stop, observing, "I presume that will be sufficient." "I am not at all tired," coolly rejoined …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 319. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451986156096 accessed: 3 July, 2022

location of experience: Tsarskoye Selo

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 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:29:16 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:22:14 +0000