Beatrice Harrison in Chatham - the 1890's

from The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison, page 43:

I will never forget the picture she made when suddenly the door opened and mother appeared after a day’s shopping in London. Ah, what was that instrument in her arms? I took a flying leap- it was a cello! The breath left my body, I felt rather queer. My dearest mother told me not to be an ass but to sit quietly while she undid the case. She had not wanted me to play the cello until I was big enough to hold such a large instrument and until then I had been learning the violin in order to prepare my fingers for the cello. /I gazed at the cello, I touched the strings; yes, it was the same tone …   more >>
cite as

Beatrice Harrison, and Patricia Cleveland-Peck (ed.), The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison (1985), p. 43. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431973317019 accessed: 18 August, 2022

location of experience: Chatham

Listeners

Beatrice Harrison
Cellist
1892-1965

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 18 May 2015 19:21:57 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:52:11 +0000