Pablo Casals in Royal Palace of Madrid - 1894

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, pages 56,57:

The count made an appointment for me to play at the Royal Palace for the Infanta Isabel. She was the sister of King Alfonso XII, and she had a great interest in music. It was an unforgettable occasion for me, not only because it was the first time I had ever played – or, for that matter, been – in a palace. My mother had nowhere to leave my two small brothers, and so she brought them along. Enrique was still an infant, and while I was playing one of my compositions for the infant, he began to cry. That is, of course, a natural thing for a hungry infant to do, even when he is in a palace. …   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. 56,57. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424558774503 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Royal Palace of Madrid

Listeners

Pablo Casals
Cellist, Conducting
1876-1973

Experience Information

Date/Time 1894
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:46:14 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:12:46 +0000