Richard Church et al. in Clapham - 1910

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: 21 May, 2022

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

Date/Time 1910
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