Pablo Casals in Santes Creus - late 19th Century

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, page 34:

Years later, when I was visiting the nearby ancient monastery of Santes Creus, I met an old innkeeper who said that he remembered hearing me play that strange instrument [homemade cello constructed by his father] one night, when I was a boy of nine, in the cloisters of the monastery. And I too remembered that night – when I played in the moonlight and the music echoed among the shadows and against the crumbling white monastery walls….
cite as

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. 34. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424556193102 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: Santes Creus

Listeners

Pablo Casals
Cellist, Conducting
1876-1973

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Pablo Casals was playing his first homemade cello constructed by his father.


Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:03:13 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:14:32 +0000