Sylvia Townsend Warner in England - 12 May, 1952
from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 188:
I took heart enough to pack Paul's parcel: Lost Summer was in. The singer a Nan Merriman with an extremely wide, dark-coloured vigorous mezzo-soprano - an Amneris voice; and a very good serious method. The music I still cannot assess, for my heart is too much in it. But listening to the 2 river songs I could say, It is justified, I can accept that then, for this music that has come out of it.
Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 188. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443008470324 accessed: 8 April, 2020
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written by Paul Nordoff
|performed by Nan Merriman|
|Date/Time||12 May, 1952|
'Lost Summer' is a song-cycle to poems written by STW in summer of 1949.