Pablo Casals in Barcelona - late 19th Century

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, page 81:

Another musician I came to know in those days was that amazing violinist Pablo Sarasate. He was then in his fifties and for some time he had been the most famous virtuoso in Spain. Actually, we had met before. I first heard him play when I was a boy studying in Barcelona. Señor Tost, the proprietor of the café where I played, took me to one of Sarasate’s performances, and I was overwhelmed by the brilliance of his playing – I had never heard anything like it. (…) Sarasate played the violin with fantastic facility. His performances were dazzling, spectacular- like fireworks!
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. 81. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424559823190 accessed: 13 June, 2021

location of experience: Barcelona

Listeners

Pablo Casals
Cellist, Conducting
1876-1973

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 23:03:43 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:11:43 +0000