Richard Church et al. in Clapham

from The Golden Sovereign, pages 46–47:

With a grimace that drew the muscles of his mouth sharply, as from toothache, Young Harry touched a key to give the tuning note.  He played a few chords – and rapture flooded over me as though a caress had surprised me, touching the hair at the back of my head.  The velvety tone of the Broadwood was softer, more woody, than that of our Klingmann; but it compensated by coming from an open grand – with that instant contact which is always just lacking in an upright piano.  

cite as

Richard Church, The Golden Sovereign (London, 1957), p. 46–47. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445795345168 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Clapham

Listeners

Richard Church
editor, Civil service, Novelist, Poet […]
1893-1972
Bertie Bridge
Double bassist

Listening to

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Tuning up prior to playing a piano trio performed by 'Young Harry' Bridge

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Tuning up prior to the performance of Schubert's Piano Trio No. 1 described in Listening Experience no. 1445795228144.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sun, 25 Oct 2015 17:49:06 +0000
Approved on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:30:04 +0000