Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa in London - June, 1928
from Letter from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa to his cousins Casimiro and Lucio Piccolo, London, June 1928, pages 107-108:
This evening there is a ball at the French Embassy. Madame L'Ambassadeur receives the guests at the top of the staircase.... In the ballroom, beneath the Georgian plasterwork, jazz music is raging. From the wall Louis XIV, the irreplaceable King of France, within the ermine and azure of his cloak, is careful not to smile.
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Letter from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa to his cousins Casimiro and Lucio Piccolo, London, June 1928. In Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi (ed.), Letters from London and Europe : (1925-30) (Richmond, 2010), p. 107-108. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394635099632 accessed: 11 June, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|jazz at the French Embassy ball|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:38:20 +0000