J.E. Barendt in Kington - the 1930's

from Letter from J.E. Barendt to Sir Walford Davies, 29th Jan 1937:

[...] "Tis sixty years since" - and more - since Beethoven's Sonata Pathétique opened the gates of Paradise for me & made the drudgery of scales and exercises seem worth while. So perhaps I am not quite an "ordinary listener"; but, when it comes to much of modern manufacture, both at home & abroad, that passes for "Contemporary Music", I do feel very ordinary. As I understand you are going to refer to this in your interesting and illuminating talks on "the unexpected in music", may I state some of my difficulties in this respect? [...]
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J. E. Barendt, Letter from J.E. Barendt to Sir Walford Davies, 29th Jan 1937. In Royal College of Music Library, Box 7916, number MS7916g. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1414667445525 accessed: 27 November, 2022

location of experience: Kington

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Sonata Pathétique
written by Beethoven

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Date/Time the 1930's
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Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:10:46 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:03:43 +0000