Mark VII in London - early February, 1937

from Letter from Max Plowman to Nellie 'Kay' Gill, 12 Feb. 1937, pages 599-600:

With the opening (& concluding) phrase of the last movement of the Sonata in E Major (109) still echoing in my head, I must write you a word of thanks for this lovely evening & one of regret that you were not with us at John Hunt’s recital. He played beautifully of course, such sincerity, such choice reticence & such perfect execution; but I felt: “Here’s a young man, still to make.” He knows, & feels, & is beautifully intelligent; but he hasn’t yet the emotional experience Beethoven really demands. Sometimes there was a sense of conscientious rectitude; & then I found myself …   more >>
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Mark VII, Letter from Max Plowman to Nellie 'Kay' Gill, 12 Feb. 1937. In Dorothy Plowman (ed.), Bridge to the Future: Letters of Max Plowman (London, 1944), p. 599-600. accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: London


Mark VII
pacifist, Soldier, Writer

Listening to

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Sonata in E major (op. 109)
written by Beethoven
performed by John Hunt

Experience Information

Date/Time early February, 1937
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:47:09 +0100