Richard Church et al. in Arundel

from The Voyage Home, page 52:

Names that we learn in boyhood keep an aura of sanctity for the rest of our lives.  So while I sat with Arnold Bax in the drawing-room of his mother’s house in Arundel, he at the grand piano and I beside him, drawn up close as though I were to turn the pages of the music score, I saw him as a figure of myth rather than flesh and blood.

His playing strengthened that illusion.  It was massive, a composer’s utilization of the pianoforte, his thumbs translating the deeper strings and woodwind.  But it was also dexterous, for he had studied under Tobias …   more >>

cite as

Richard Church, The Voyage Home (London, 1964), p. 52. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Arundel


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

Listening to

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Das Rheingold
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Arnold Bax
Pelléas et Mélisande (opera)
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Arnold Bax

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:29:34 +0000
Approved on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:56:46 +0100