Pablo Casals in Catalonia - late 19th Century

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, page 32:

Every day I would hear my father playing the piano or the organ. There were his songs and church music and compositions of the masters. He took me to all the services at the church – the Gregorian chant, the chorals and the organ voluntaries became part of my daily life. And then, too, there were always the wonderful sounds of nature, the sound of the sea, the sound of the wind moving through the trees, the delicate singing of the birds, the infinitely varied melody of the human voice, not only in song but in speech. What a wealth of music! It sustained and nourished me.
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. 32. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424555608056 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: Catalonia

Listeners

Pablo Casals
Cellist, Conducting
1876-1973

Listening to

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Carles Casals i Ribes' songs / Church music / compositions of the masters performed by Carles Casals i Ribes

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:53:28 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:15:33 +0000