Sylvia Townsend Warner in London - 19 April, 1928

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 16:

Byrd Schedule. In the evening to the BBC John Ireland evening. Trio - 1919, too noble for my taste, songs by Hardy, Dekker (very good, an excited talking vocal curve, almost like hens) and the love of friendship set.  Then the Sonatina, with a Sabbath last movement based on Lolly.  This I really liked.  It has an excitement of the wild brain instead of the usual wild body orgy.  Then two songs from AE Houseman [sic] with a piano epilogue and a cello sonata that I should enjoy but they were playing against time, and it didn't emerge.

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1994), p. 16. accessed: 12 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Listening to

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written by A E Housman, Dekker, Hardy, John Ireland
performed by Trio

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 April, 1928
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public


'Byrd schedule' refers to something she was preparing for 'Tudor Church Music'. 'Lolly' refers to her first novel 'Lolly Willowes'.

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:50:00 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:49:34 +0000