Dorothie Machen et al. in London - 15 February, 1930

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 54:

After dinner D.M. and I fell to duets, and the house rocked with our attack of the scherzo and finale of number 5.  We also played thye scherzo of number 3 a great deal better than most horns do.  Unfortunately after an interval of songs and D.M. doing the Bach G mi Fantasia and Fugue with masterly faking, our hands were out and we botched the 1st's Finale like two schoolgirls - Dorothie referring to squemi-quavers.  

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 54. accessed: 25 May, 2022

location of experience: London


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Listening to

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G Minor Fantasia and Fugue
written by Bach
performed by Dorothie Machen, Sylvia Townsend Warner

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 February, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:54:58 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:00:08 +0100