Cyril Scott in Frankfurt - the 1890's

from Bone of Contention: Life Story and Confessions, page 58:

I am here reminded of a female vocalist who came to sing in Frankfurt, but who brought with her an accompanist whose antics and contortions were so grotesque, that the listeners wellnigh forgot all about the vocal part of the performance, so intent were they on watching the ‘monkey’ at the piano.  As a cynic remarked afterwards: ‘There can only be one reason why a singer can tolerate such an accompanist – she must be in love with him!’

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Cyril Scott, Bone of Contention: Life Story and Confessions (London, September, 1969), p. 58. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Frankfurt


Cyril Scott
Composer, Pianist, Writer

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Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:26:04 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:18:44 +0100