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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1392139881076 accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Rome


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

Listening to

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

Experience Information

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

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