Cyril Scott in Paris - the 1900's

from Bone of Contention: Life Story and Confessions, page 129:

Ravel was never the least stand-offish or reluctant to discuss his compositions with fellow-composers whom he happened to like.  Although I was four years his junior, he was always ready to play to me his latest works, and as he expected me to ‘return the compliment’, we became for a time a sort of ‘mutual encouragement society’.  He was not even above asking my advice, and after playing some daring passage would ask: ‘Do you think I have gone too far?  Ought I to tone it down a bit?’

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Cyril Scott, Bone of Contention: Life Story and Confessions (London, September, 1969), p. 129. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Cyril Scott
Composer, Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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performed by Maurice Ravel

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:51:55 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:32:01 +0100