William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 350-353:

Amongst the musical audiences of Berlin is one which I believe to be, of its kind, unique in Europe, probably in the world. It is exclusively composed of Prussian officers, and frequents the concerts given during the winter season by a full orchestra of guardsmen, every member of which bears his Prussian Majesty's commission. Shortly after the conclusion of the Franco-German war I attended one of these entertainments at the Guard Artillery Barracks, which are situated in a melancholy district, unpenetrated by any of the frequented thorough-fares that …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 350-353. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451994345667 accessed: 5 July, 2022

location of experience: Berlin


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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Grand Concerto in G minor
written by Felix Mendelssohn
Der Freisch├╝tz
written by Carl Maria von Weber

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:45:45 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:00:36 +0000