Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa in Berlin - September, 1930

from Letter from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa to his cousins Casimiro and Lucio Picccolo, Berlin, Sept. 1930, pages 152-153:

… Radio has in no way replaced orchestras in the cafés. Here every café, restaurant or confectioner’s has its orchestra, always good, often numerous; quite a few premises on several floors have two or three. I have never heard a radio in a café! Nor can it be said that this is for reasons of profit, because here the Italian “supplement for the orchestra” does not exist. On the other hand I have been in one café (Trumpf) from which they were transmitting, and I can give you a brief account so that you may relive the scene, as you hear, with your eyes too. A hall as large as the …   more >>
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Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Letter from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa to his cousins Casimiro and Lucio Picccolo, Berlin, Sept. 1930. In Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi (ed.), Letters from London and Europe : (1925-30) (Richmond, 2010), p. 152-153. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395075714725 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Writer
1896-1957

Listening to

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Ich bin ganz fur Liebe aufgemacht
The Blue Danube
written by Johann Strauss, Johann Strauss II
performed by cafe orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:01:55 +0000