Richard Church et al. in Battersea - 1900
from Over the bridge : an essay in autobiography, pages 122–125 :
... [W]hen we got home, there, in the front parlour, stood a new instrument, another upright, but in a plain black case, severe, formidable. No piano-slip, no photograph frames, no vases, softened its professional outline. It stood apart, like a priest, expressionless, different from the fussy life around it …
Slowly... [Jack] advanced towards the piano, his face expressionless, though a false diagnosis might have described it as sulky. I leaned forward to peer round the archway. I saw him pause, then open the lid. The keyboard, dead-white … more >>
Richard Church, Over the bridge : an essay in autobiography (London, 1956), p. 122–125 . https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443128912349 accessed: 23 May, 2022
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Spanish Dance from 'From Foreign Parts'
written by Maurice Moszkowski
|performed by Jack Church|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
The performer, Jack Church, was twelve years old. His brother, Richard (who wrote about the experience) was seven at the time.