Alan Schiller et al. in Town Hall, Henley-on-Thames

from In Pursuit of Music, page 142:

Our first season was fully-subscribed … Dame Myra [Hess], who opened the series, gave an unforgettable recital including a performance of the Chopin Funeral March Sonata that I have never heard surpassed in person, and only rivalled by Rachmaninov’s historic recording.  (The Dame will, I hope, forgive the comparison as being far from invidious!).  I was happy to have …   more >>

cite as

Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 142. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Town Hall, Henley-on-Thames


Alan Schiller
Denis Matthews
Broadcaster, Musicologist, Pianist

Listening to

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Piano Sonata No. 2
written by Chopin
performed by Dame Myra Hess

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:21:38 +0100
Approved on Wed, 17 May 2017 08:14:22 +0100