In a letter to Florica Musicescu, Lipatti speaks about his family (December 18, 1935) :
My brother, a great cinephile, is across the road at Sèvres – Pathé enjoying Laurel and Hardy. He collects photos of various artists, he is forever busily eating… and he wants to lose weight! Mother is always on the move: now she is in the house, now she is at the Châtelet for concert tickets - she is just, and in the same time, everywhere. I, much less skilled in such tours de force, sit at my table and write you this letter. Then I will play the piano.