Denis Matthews in At home in Royal Leamington Spa - in the beginning of the 1930's

from In Pursuit of Music, page 56:

[Beethoven’s] Ninth Symphony was the most momentous exploration of my early teens and I owed it all to the gramophone, the friend of my formative years […] there was the enormous advantage of getting to know music intimately, especially when listening was linked with a study of the score.  The …   more >>

cite as

Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 56. accessed: 21 January, 2022

location of experience: At home in Royal Leamington Spa


Denis Matthews
Broadcaster, Musicologist, Pianist

Listening to

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'Stormy Weather'
'On Wings of Song'
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Jascha Heifetz
Piano Concerto
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Fanny Davies
Symphony No. 5
written by Beethoven
performed by Franz Schalk
√Čtude in G flat major
written by Chopin
performed by Alfred Cortot
Symphony No. 9, 'Choral'
written by Beethoven
performed by Albert Coates
'Lo! Here the gentle lark'
written by Henry Bishop
performed by Amelita Galli-Curci
'My Ohio Home' performed by Gracie Fields

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1930's
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:14:33 +0100
Approved on Tue, 16 May 2017 14:17:38 +0100