Richard Church in Holland Park - April, 1933
from The Voyage Home, pages 188-89:
I stopped outside the house next door to that where we had our flat. It was the home of the London Music Club. Someone was practising the piano, deft-fingered at the scales. The delicious stream of sound, in its pulses of eight, made me catch my breath as though I had stooped and put my lips to a cold fountain.
The pianist stopped playing, and I returned to earth. I was about to move on, when the music began to flow afresh; but now it was a gay movement from one of the Vivaldi concertos transcribed by Bach for the keyboard. I recognized it at once, and … more >>
Richard Church, The Voyage Home (London, 1964), p. 188-89. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447600308792 accessed: 7 December, 2022
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written by Vivaldi transcribed by Bach
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Richard Church hears this music on returning home after his last morning of work for the Civil Service.