Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa in Berlin - September, 1930
… 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 >>
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
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:01:55 +0000