Harcourt Algeranoff in On board ship on the South China Sea - at the end of 1922

from My Years With Pavlova, page 87:

We sailed from Manila to Hong Kong in a little American ship.  I remember this voyage well because it was the first time I had ever seen the sea go ‘oily’, turning into a flat sheet of colour.  The sky was entirely pink that evening, and the sea was pink too.  One of our pianists, Schura Chmelnitsky, played Debussy and the ship’s piano sounded like a concert grand.    

cite as

Harcourt Algeranoff, My Years With Pavlova (London, 1957), p. 87. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1456513371009 accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: On board ship on the South China Sea


Harcourt Algeranoff
Ballet dancer

Listening to

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unspecified piano music by Debussy
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Schura Chmelnitsky

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1922
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 19:03:24 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:00:27 +0100