Richard Church et al. in Arundel - the 1920's

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: 27 November, 2022

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

Date/Time the 1920's
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