Beatrice Harrison in Westminster Abbey - in the beginning of the 1920's

from The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison, page 122:

I remember when I played the Adagio from the Elgar Concerto in Westminster Abbey we all climbed up to the organ loft. Rubio insisted on coming too and sat next to Margaret. The organist was, I must say, a little heavy-handed and Rubio struck the arm of his chair with such vigour that it made the poor organist jump, then turning round to Margaret said in a loud voice, ‘He play terrible, comme un pied!’
cite as

Beatrice Harrison, and Patricia Cleveland-Peck (ed.), The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison (1985), p. 122. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432134107104 accessed: 30 November, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

Beatrice Harrison
Cellist
1892-1965

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 20 May 2015 16:01:47 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:36:19 +0000