Virginia Woolf in London - early June, 1932

from The diary of Virginia Woolf, page 107:

My comment on the Shaws:

he said...The great pleasure of the Broadcasting to me is that I can sit at home & conduct The Meistersinger myself. I sit with the book of the score & conduct & I'm furious when they don't follow me.  That way one finds how often the singers make howlers - come in a bar early or late.  Beecham - (here he sang a piece of the Magic Flute) turned that - which is solemn, slow, processionaly [?] - into a hornpipe.

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf, volume 4 (Harmondsworth, ), p. 107. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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The Magic Flute
written by Mozart, Amadeus Mozart
performed by George Bernard Shaw

Experience Information

Date/Time early June, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:18:37 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:19:11 +0000