Kevin Crossley-Holland et al. in Chartres Cathedral - August, 1954, at night

from The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, pages 212–213:

On the way home, we visited Vézelay and Chartres, where my father took me to a late-night concert in the cathedral (beginning, I noted, at 9.15 p.m.) of trios by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Lalo.  We didn’t get back to our hotel until after 11 p.m.  I felt grown-up.

cite as

Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood (London, 2009), p. 212–213. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Chartres Cathedral


Kevin Crossley-Holland
children's author, Novelist, Poet, translator
Peter Crossley-Holland
BBC radio producer, Composer, ethnomusicologist, professor of music […]

Listening to

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Piano Trios
written by Edouard Lalo, Felix Mendelssohn, Ludwig van Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1954, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Kevin Crossley-Holland describes a family holiday to Switzerland. Although he doesn't specify that the works were piano trios, this is the only trio genre that has been written by all three composers mentioned in his account.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sun, 06 Jan 2019 11:36:29 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:53:55 +0100