Richard Church - 1900

from Over the bridge : an essay in autobiography, pages 105-106:

Jack, now near his twelfth birthday, looked into this heavily-engraved piece of music, and at once his attention concentrated …

He set the music up on the stand, and began his attack.  To my ear, the result was a confusion of sound most unpleasing.  It was so to him, for he stopped, frowned more savagely than before, and made a fresh start.  He got very little further before breaking down.  But he would not be defeated.  Again and again he started, and …   more >>

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Richard Church, Over the bridge : an essay in autobiography (London, 1956), p. 105-106. accessed: 21 June, 2024


Richard Church
editor, Civil service, Novelist, Poet […]

Listening to

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Piano Sonata Op. 31 No. 1
written by Beethoven
performed by Jack Church

Experience Information

Date/Time 1900
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


Jack Church discovers the music of Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 31 no. 1 and tries unsuccessfully to play it. This experience has a sequel in Listening Experience no. 1443127633751.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 13 Nov 2015 21:36:29 +0000
Approved on Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:03:35 +0000