Pablo Casals - 20th Century

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, page 127:

I have never known an artist with a more imposing stage presence. And he [Eugène Ysaÿe] had a heart to match his body. He was a man of embracing warmth and magnanimity, with an unquenchable zest for life. He lived to the full – he used to say he burned his candle at both ends – and his music reflected his fiery spirit. When he played, one felt ennobled. (…) It was the great Hungarian violinist, Joseph Joachim, who discovered him in a café in Berlin and persuaded him to pursue a concert career. Of course his mode of playing differed greatly from Joachim’s. Ysaÿe liberated the violin…   more >>
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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. 127. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424560967224 accessed: 1 December, 2021

Listeners

Pablo Casals
Cellist, Conducting
1876-1973

Experience Information

Date/Time 20th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 23:22:47 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:07:13 +0000