Richard Church et al. in Dulwich - in the beginning of 1911

from The Golden Sovereign, page 105:

Jack studied him for a moment, and the sardonic lips twitched in amusement.  He approached the French piano as though stalking a sitting hare (it was the colour of a hare), sat down, pulled the stool closer, and began to play the Chopin Prelude No. 17, which has an ominous bell-note in the bass.  It came out on the instrument like the distant sound of a woodman’s axe at the bole of a hollow tree.  At each punctuation by these muffled bell-notes, a tiny wrinkling of the skin at the corner of Jack’s eyes was to be …   more >>

cite as

Richard Church, The Golden Sovereign (London, 1957), p. 105. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Dulwich


Richard Church
editor, Civil service, Novelist, Poet […]
Landlord and his wife
Tax inspector

Listening to

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Prelude No. 17
written by Chopin
performed by Jack Church
'To Spring'
written by Edvard Grieg
performed by Jack Church

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1911
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Jack Church tries out the Bord piano at his new lodgings

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 21:32:22 +0000
Approved on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:25:07 +0100