Richard Church in At home in Herne Hill - April, 1910

from The Golden Sovereign, pages 27–28:

I entered the house one evening, carrying my books loose, to hear music.  Jack looked round as I opened the drawing-room door (he would never sit in a room with the door open), nodded severely, and continued with the Mozart sonata which was sparkling out from the refreshed strings of the German instrument.  There was nothing defiant, enquiring, or challenging in his nod.  It was absolute.  “This is reality, the continuum” it said…

I held up my books, knowing better than to interrupt the flood of formal gaiety with its under-current of …   more >>

cite as

Richard Church, The Golden Sovereign (London, 1957), p. 27–28. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: At home in Herne Hill


Richard Church
editor, Civil service, Novelist, Poet […]

Listening to

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Piano sonata
written by Mozart
performed by Jack Church

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1910
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


Richard Church arrives home to hear his brother playing the piano for the first time since his mother's death about a fortnight before.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sun, 25 Oct 2015 17:24:48 +0000
Approved on Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:42:45 +0000