Denis Matthews in England - mid 20th Century

from In Pursuit of Music, page 111:

I have to return to the topic of the gramophone […] On the shelves there are still five hundred or more of the old 78s I collected so laboriously and lovingly: I still play them, too, to the despair of my hi-fi friends, partly for sentimental reasons but mainly because the best of them preserve greatness of a kind unmatched today.…   more >>

cite as

Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 111. accessed: 9 August, 2022

location of experience: England


Denis Matthews
Broadcaster, Musicologist, Pianist

Listening to

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performance of 'Unspecified' performed by Arturo Toscanini
Piano Trio in B flat
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Pablo Casals
Piano Sonatas
written by Beethoven
performed by Artur Schnabel

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium playback

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:34:01 +0100
Approved on Tue, 16 May 2017 15:49:13 +0100