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" An instrumental uproar, screaming, grunting, whining, sobbing, scraping, squeaking -• :l some kind of lively air; while a grand piano, operated upon by a bony, red-faced woman with bad-tempered nostrils, rained hard notes like hail through the tempest... "
The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad: Victory - Page 68
by Joseph Conrad - 1921
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1921
...simply stunning. An instrumental uproar, screaming, grunting, whining, sobbing, scraping, squeaking some kind of lively air; while a grand piano, operated...woman with bad-tempered nostrils, rained hard notes hike hail through the tempest of fiddles. The small platform was filled with white muslin dresses and...
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Conrad's Eastern World

Norman Sherry - Literary Criticism - 1966 - 340 pages
...simply stunning. An instrumental uproar, screaming, grunting, whining, sobbing, scraping, squeaking some kind of lively air; while a grand piano, operated...which sawed away without respite. Zangiacomo conducted . . . When the piece of music came to an end, the relief was so great that he felt slightly dizzy......
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