Ronald Storrs in Jerusalem - 1918

from Letter (undated) from Ronald Storrs to unspecified recipient , page 327:

As a preparation for a School of Music, my first mixed musical parties gave but dubious results. On Thursday I gave a musical party to 30 of the élite civil and miltary, male and female. Two pianists, expressly brought up by car from Jaffa, played classical duets, and the evening between the items was clearly a success, the buffet being applauded and even encored. [...] For the Jerusalem School of Music I had to collect the Committee, explain the object, discover the talent, negotiate for a house, bargain for instruments (as you know there’s a piano famine in both Egypt and Palestine), …   more >>
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Ronald Storrs, Letter (undated) from Ronald Storrs to unspecified recipient . In Orientations (London, 1939), p. 327. accessed: 29 February, 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

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piano arrangements performed by 2 unknown

Experience Information

Date/Time 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


I am not able to identify a 'celebrated violinist Tchaikov' from WW1.

Originally submitted by Helen Chambers on Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:24:19 +0000