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. 

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 188. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: England


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Listening to

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Lost Summer
written by Paul Nordoff
performed by Nan Merriman

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 May, 1952
Medium playback


'Lost Summer' is a song-cycle to poems written by STW in summer of 1949.

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:41:10 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:16:08 +0100