Pablo Casals in Catalonia - late 19th Century
From infancy I was surrounded by music. You might say music was for me an ocean in which I swan like a little fish. Music was inside me and all about me; it was the air I breathed from the time I could walk. To hear my father play the piano was an ecstasy for me. When I was two or three, I would sit on the floor beside him as he played, and I would press my head against the piano in order to absorb the sound more completely.
Albert Kahn and Pablo Casals, and (ed.), Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn. In British library (London, 1970), p. 30. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424555284132 accessed: 7 October, 2022
|Date/Time||late 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors|