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. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Jerusalem


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 Chopin, Franz Liszt
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