Pablo Casals - early 20th Century

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, page 175:

I had canaries too – eight of them in separate cages along the hallway leading to the small music room containing the piano that had belonged to my father. Each dawn when I had arisen and was about to commence the day by playing Bach at my father’s piano, I would be greeted by their song. They would start singing the moment they heard my footsteps on the stairs, and they would continue their chorus while I played. Sometimes it seemed to me that I was their accompanist.

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. 175. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424562200479 accessed: 1 December, 2021

Listeners

Pablo Casals
Cellist, Conducting
1876-1973

Listening to

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Piano music
written by Bach
performed by Pablo Casals

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 23:43:20 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:03:04 +0000