Thomas Edward Lawrence in Cairo - 1914

from Memoir of Ronald Storrs, 1914, page 197:

He [T.E. Lawrence] loved music, harmony rather than counter-point, and sat back against the cushions with his eyes half- closed, enduring again that meandering stream of musical consciousness which I dignified by the name of improvisation.
cite as

Ronald Storrs, Memoir of Ronald Storrs, 1914. In Orientations (London, 1939), p. 197. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Cairo


Thomas Edward Lawrence
Officer (armed forces)

Listening to

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improvisations performed by Ronald Storrs

Experience Information

Date/Time 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


In 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom' (Penguin 1964 edn. p. 57) T. E. Lawrence also commented on Storrs whom he called 'the most brilliant Englishman in the Near East' and his love of books and music. See also UKRED entries The story of Storrs and the captured Turkish band from Mecca (LED ID 1391366044175) is also recouted in 'The Seven Pilllars of Wisdom' (p.73)

Originally submitted by Helen Chambers on Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:43:33 +0000