Ronald Storrs in Jerusalem - 24 December, 1917

from Diary entry by Ronald Storrs, 23 December 1917, page 292:

Just before starting out [from Fast's hotel, Jerusalem] I went into the drawing room and found a young Captain in shorts, with a cigarette dangling from his lips, playng the most difficult Chopin and Liszt with consummate technical skill. Amidst the hotel music a book of “Selections” of which No 9, “Hurrah! Es kommt der Kaiser. Automobilmarsch by von Translatene”[sic], was a characteristic item.
cite as

Ronald Storrs, Diary entry by Ronald Storrs, 23 December 1917. In Orientations (London, 1939), p. 292. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1392141651760 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Jerusalem

Listeners

Ronald Storrs
Civil Servant British Foreign and Colonial Office, amateur pianist, Military Governor of Jerusalem diplomat, amateur pianist
1881-1955

Listening to

hide composers
piano arrangements
written by Franz Liszt, Fryderyk Chopin
performed by British army officer

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 December, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Helen Chambers on Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:17:28 +0000