Sylvia Townsend Warner - 6 April, 1963
from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, pages 285-286:
I went dejectedly to my room, turned on the wireless. It was Monteux conducting the 9th. The applause is still tempesting on as I write. Never have I heard such infallible tempi, nor singers inspired to such fire. never have I heard such applause, breaking in like a finale to the final chords. Freude, Schöner Götterfunken...Oh, it is true! In his 89th year, Monteux proves it. He gave such life, such fluency to his singers that even in the barking passage they didn't bark, they clamoured.
Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 285-286. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443450098739 accessed: 18 September, 2021
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|orchestral music||performed by Pierre Monteux|
|Date/Time||6 April, 1963|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|