Richard Church in Clapham - July, 1910

from The Golden Sovereign, page 53:

After tea, I retreated into a corner, beneath one of those novel phonographs which Young Harry had introduced to the house.  It stood on a pedestal above me, its horn sticking out above my head.  Young Harry demonstrated it, playing a cylindrical record of Caruso singing an aria from Il Trovatore.  It sounded like a tiny, far-off voice from fairyland.  Harry then showed me Caruso’s autograph in his album, embellished by a self-caricature drawn by that warm-hearted master.   

cite as

Richard Church, The Golden Sovereign (London, 1957), p. 53. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Clapham


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

Listening to

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An aria from Il Trovatore
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Enrico Caruso

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1910
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sun, 25 Oct 2015 18:24:48 +0000
Approved on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:34:45 +0000