Beatrice Harrison in Budapest - the 1910's

from The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison, pages 81-82:

What fun our travels were and what a glorious city was Budapest at this time. It was here that I had the honour of meeting David Popper, a wonderful man with pure white hair and black, black eyes. He was so delightful and enthusiastic about my cello when he entertained us at his house after a concert and I played some of his lovely pieces to him. He told me then how heartbroken he was that so many cellists, however great, always played his music as though they did not liked it, and always so quickly. He then took up his cello and although elderly, played to us with all the charm possible, …   more >>
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Beatrice Harrison, and Patricia Cleveland-Peck (ed.), The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison (1985), p. 81-82. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Budapest


Beatrice Harrison

Listening to

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David Popper's works
written by David Popper
performed by David Popper

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 18 May 2015 23:01:44 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:45:37 +0000