Pablo Casals in Catalonia - late 19th Century

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, page 30:

From infancy I was surrounded by music. You might say music was for me an ocean in which I swan like a little fish. Music was inside me and all about me; it was the air I breathed from the time I could walk. To hear my father play the piano was an ecstasy for me. When I was two or three, I would sit on the floor beside him as he played, and I would press my head against the piano in order to absorb the sound more completely.

cite as

Albert Kahn and Pablo Casals, and (ed.), Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn. In British library (London, 1970), p. 30. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424555284132 accessed: 9 August, 2022

location of experience: Catalonia

Listeners

Pablo Casals
Cellist, Conducting
1876-1973

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:48:04 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:16:08 +0000