Pablo Casals in Barcelona - mid 20th Century

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, page 225:

Once, in the middle of a rehearsal I was conducting at the Liceu, bombs started falling nearby. The whole building shook, and the musicians scattered in the hall – as was not unnatural. I picked up a cello on the stage and began to play a Bach suite. The musicians returned to their places, and we continued the rehearsal….
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. 225. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424562951364 accessed: 13 June, 2021

location of experience: Barcelona

Listeners

Pablo Casals
Cellist, Conducting
1876-1973

Listening to

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Johann Sebastian Bach Suite
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Pablo Casals

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 23:55:51 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:59:18 +0000