Sylvia Townsend Warner - 17 September, 1930

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 66:

Then it began to rain and I lit a fire, and Teague appeared with roses from behind an umbrella like the shield of Achilles, but plainer, and walked in. [...] He began to play a bit of one of the organ fugues, and I heard the affinity between his touch and the way painters float their colour onto the canvas.

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 66. accessed: 25 May, 2022


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Listening to

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organ fugue performed by Percy Buck

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 September, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors


'Teague' was Townsend Warner's pet name for Percy Buck (see footnote on p.29 in this volume).

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:57:34 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:13:33 +0100