Edward Keeling et al. in Rome - 11 November, 1917

from Diary entry by Ronald Storrs, 11 November 1917, page 274:

Walked back with Eddie [Keeling, from the British Embassy in Rome], very much under the spell of the Roman atmosphere and to tea with G.Tyrwhitt [later Lord Berners] in his pleasant little flat, furnished however a thought futuristically save for the electric light, which falls softly through glass bunches of purple, red, and blue grapes hanging from the ceiling. He played a few pieces of his own, based on music of his friend Stravinsky, and ministering I found more to the intellect than to the emotions. I played Eddie a fugue, and to bed at 11.
cite as

Ronald Storrs, Diary entry by Ronald Storrs, 11 November 1917. In Orientations (London, 1939), p. 274. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1392139881076 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Edward Keeling
Army officer military intelligence, later politician
1888-1954
Ronald Storrs
Civil Servant British Foreign and Colonial Office, amateur pianist, Military Governor of Jerusalem diplomat, amateur pianist
1881-1955

Listening to

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piano arrangements
written by Berners, Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Baron, 1883-1950

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 November, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Helen Chambers on Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:09:49 +0000