Peter Crossley-Holland in Abbotsholme School, Rocester - 1933

from Sounds from the wood, page 53:

The first clear memory I have of hearing the recorder played was at Abbotsholme School, probably in my last term there in 1933.  Our solicitous music master, Mr. C.J. Kelly (my piano teacher at the time), not only gave us daily recorded programmes of classical music and prepared us for concerts to which we were taken, but also invited well-known musicians to give performances at the School.  It was on one such occasion that he had invited the young Carl Dolmetsch (born 28th…   more >>

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Peter Crossley-Holland, Sounds from the wood. In Recorder Magazine, volume 22 (2002), p. 53. accessed: 23 March, 2023

location of experience: Abbotsholme School, Rocester


Peter Crossley-Holland
BBC radio producer, Composer, ethnomusicologist, professor of music […]

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recorder music performed by Carl Dolmetsch, Joseph Saxby

Experience Information

Date/Time 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 14:53:12 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 13:55:51 +0100