Virginia Woolf in London - 23 October, 1918

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, page 206:

I went up to the concert, & heard the ghosts of lovely things, since the subtsance somehow escaped me; partly owing to my mood, partly to the usual vulgarity of Wood.  Even so the ghosts of the two Bach pieces (one for a duet of violins) were exquisitely lovely. Edith Sichel, whose entire soul is now open to me through her letters, makes me determine to write descriptions neither of pictures nor of music.

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, volume 1 (Harmondsworth, 1979), p. 206. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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Classical music
written by Wood, Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 October, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:16:13 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 15:44:42 +0000