Pablo Casals in Barcelona - in the middle of 1927

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, pages 162,163:

Of all such concerts, the one that stands out most sharply in my memory took place in the spring of 1927 during the music festival we held in Barcelona to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the death of Beethoven. Several months before, I had visited my dear friend, Eugène Ysaÿe, in Brussels. He was then almost seventy and had stopped playing the violin. His last public performance, in fact, had been very disappointing. I knew he grieved over this fact, and when I saw him, I thought how wonderful it would be if he could take part in the Beethoven centennial. I was convinced he was …   more >>
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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. 162,163. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424562005643 accessed: 12 June, 2021

location of experience: Barcelona

Listeners

Pablo Casals
Cellist, Conducting
1876-1973

Listening to

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Beethoven violin concerto
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1927
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 23:40:05 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:04:16 +0000