Pablo Casals in Catalonia - late 19th Century

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, pages 33,34:

One day a group of three such musicians [itinerant musicians] came to Vendrell; they called themselves Los Tres Bemoles, or The Three Flats. I made my way to the front of the crowd that had gathered in the plaza to hear them, and I crouched there on the cobblestones completely enthralled, enchanted by the appearance of the players – they were dressed as clowns – and I listened spellbound to every note the played. I was especially fascinated by their instruments. They had mandolins, bells, guitars, and even instruments made out of kitchen utensils like teapots, cups and glasses – I think …   more >>
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. 33,34. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424555901583 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: Catalonia

Listeners

Pablo Casals
Cellist, Conducting
1876-1973

Experience Information

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

Notes

The itinerant musicians were playing in the city of Vendrell, near Catalonia.


Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:58:21 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:15:04 +0000